Our herd is tested annually, and CAE free
Participants of Linear appraisal
ADGA DHIR Program
My husband had a dream to retire from his military career and have goats and chickens. This was the last thing I thought I wanted for us. As my husband continued to bring his idea up to me, I pleaded my case with all of the reasons that it would be a bad idea. You see, we were not farmers, and I preferred to sip on my Starbucks while getting my mani/pedi. Travel distances to great shopping and being in the middle of everything was a priority in my life until....
It was Spring time, I went to TSC with a friend and saw these adorable fluffy yellow chicks. I was inspired with great photo possibilities of my children with chicks for Easter, and realized that if I set up a little back yard chicken coop, and raised 3 or 4 chicks for eggs to compliment our vegetable garden, my husband would quickly realize that farming probably isn't his thing.....lo and behold, it IS my thing! I fell in love with chicken-keeping and it replaced my passion for shopping and such. We have grown our hobby to a 10 acre farm where we raise ADGA registered Nigerian Dwarf goats for dairy production and show, laying hens, farm fresh eggs, as well as herdshare opportunities which provides raw milk and eggs to our shareholders here in the West Point, VA and surrounding areas.
So, what once was my worst nightmare is now MY dream life. I suppose this is how I accidentally became a farmer <3
Riverwatch Farm is located in West Point, VA
Herdshares (Goat Shares) Available Beginning April 2020
Dave & Shelley Gholson