A rare breed of goat has been born at a Moorlands farm. The Angora baby goat, which has been named Hope, was born recently at Oakleys Farm, near Dilhorne.
A rare breed of goat has been born at a Moorlands farm.
The Angora baby goat, which has been named Hope, was born recently at Oakleys Farm, near Dilhorne.
Chloe Whilock-Harvey, at Oakleys Farm, said: “We ran a competition on Facebook where we asked children to name the goat and the winner is going to get a virtual VIP visit to the farm on Facetime and can ask all the questions they want.
“We chose the name Hope because we thought it was very fitting with what’s going on at the minute.
“Hope is a rare breed Angora goat. They have curly thick wool that needs shearing every year.”
As for how business is generally going at the farm, Chloe added: “All of our event hires and summer fayres have been cancelled with the pandemic, including the camels and mobile petting farm.
“Countryfile were supposed to be coming out and filming us last week but have postponed.
“To keep ourselves busy we have been delivering top soil, wood bark, MOT, and paint etc to people locally.
“We are running a non-contact service that can keep us going and support people locally.
“Our message is – stay at home and in your garden.”
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