Our goats are Lily, Alfie, Dee Dee, and Rocky.
Lily is a cross between an Alpine and a Nubian goat. Lily came from Windswept Ranch in Tehachapi, same as Keebler and Oreo (cows). Lily was a California State Fair petting zoo goat until she outgrew that gig. Later she was a traveling petting zoo goat before she found her permanent home at Loma Vista Farm.
At 3 weeks old, Alfie was tossed over the fence at Loma Vista Farm and abandoned. Farmer Rita had to feed Alfie with a bottle for 8-12 weeks as she grew. Without the hand care, Alfie would not have survived.
When Rocky was born to parents Sarah and Eli from Loma Vista Farm, he was stuck in his mom’s (Sarah) birth canal. Farmer Rita had to rush Sarah to the Vet in Napa in his family’s van. The Vet successfully helped Sarah to give birth to Rocky safely.
Dee Dee was born at Loma Vista Farm to parents Ricky and Eli. At the time Ricky was pregnant with Dee Dee, no one knew she was expecting. Because of Ricky’s old age, it was assumed to be impossible. Dee Dee is our miracle goat! Because of Ricky’s age, Dee Dee’s birth was difficult, and without human intervention and help, both Ricky/mom and Dee Dee/baby would likely not have survived.