The Westmoreland Berry Farm is ecstatic to announce the arrival of four new kids on the block! We have four new baby goats to open the 2016 season. They will be joining our existing goats to greet everyone as they arrive at the farm this spring! Just over 10 weeks old, these baby goats include two Miniature Nubian goats, a Pygmy goat, and the Westmoreland Berry Farm’s first ever Lamacha goat, which we decided to name Chandler, after one of our most popular varieties of strawberries on the Farm.
The four new baby goats include the Westmoreland Berry Farm’s first ever Lamacha goat (top left), as well as two Miniature Nubian Goats (right top and bottom), as well as a Pygmy goat (bottom left).
To celebrate the arrival of the baby goats, the Westmoreland Berry Farm is reaching out to the community to assist in naming the three remaining goats. We’ve decided upon three names to choose from for each goat, derived from the types of berries that we grow. These names will be made available on the Farm, as well as on our Facebook page shortly before voting begins. Visitors to the Farm may cast their vote on farm ballots between opening day on Monday, April 25th through Sunday, May 15th. The winning names will be announced on the Westmoreland Berry Farm website and Facebook page on Monday, May 16th.
Baby Pygmy Goat (Boy)
(1.) “Camarosa” – strawberry variety
(2.) “Chester” – black berry variety
(3.) “Osage” – blackberry variety
Miniature Nubian Goat (Boy)
(1.) “John Boy” – peach variety
(2.) “Ranier” – cherry variety
(3.) “Freedom” – blackberry variety
Miniature Nubian Goat (Girl)
(1.) “Razzmatazz” – raspberry variety
(2.) “Loring” – peach variety
(3.) “JoanJ” – rapsberry variety
It won’t be long before the baby goats are performing the goat walk, too! If you’re interested in seeing more updates about the baby goats, subscribe today to the Westmoreland Berry Farm Berry Blog. Be sure to stop in this season and see the goats live and in-person, not to mention enjoy our Pick-Your-Own berries and natural surroundings of beautiful Virginia countryside!