This past weekend, we took the kids to Caromont Farm in Esmont, Virginia. They raise goats and produce goat cheese. I found out about them because last winter I saw something on Facebook about goat snuggling. During their kidding season, they asked people to sign up to come and literally snuggle the babies. It went viral and they were shocked by the outpouring of people interested in baby goats. (But, really? Who could not be interested in baby goats?)
So, I missed my chance for a tour then, but was happy when they added fall dates and signed up. The kids had a blast and were generally unruly and ignored us. Typical day really. I loved seeing the goats and while there are no sweeping vistas here, the property is set in the trees and it’s beautiful. Especially right now with all of the fall color still lingering.
The owners could not have been nicer or more accommodating with our traveling circus. We got to visit their peacock, the pigs, chickens, and of course, the goats. I wanted to sneak one home with me. Later, Erick said, “Were you talking to her about buying a goat?” Ha! I think we were talking about how they are good pets and well acclimated to people. I would if I could.
When it was time to leave, Gail gave us a goody bag with some goat cheese and we went over to Lovingcup Winery, bought some crackers and wine and it was a picnic. They have really delicious cheese if you ever get a chance to buy from them!
The drive through this part of the state is beautiful with random sights like this on the side of the road.