OUR FARM Bellewood Acres is closing its barn doors after years of raising Champion ADGA LaMancha dairy goats. Our children aged out of 4H years ago and it is now time for us to relax and enjoy life without livestock to take care of. We are selling the herd and lots of goat equipment. Things are already selling fast so please check back often for the latest on what is available.
After 26 years of working for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, my husband Herb and I, with our children (Chris, Trisha, Joe, and John) decided to leave our urban life style and move to the relaxed rural way of life. In 1999, we purchased this 70 acre farm and 4 goat kids. When we decided to raise dairy goats versus meat goats, the 2 meat goats were sold. One LaMancha died shortly after our purchase and the other (i.e., Wheat) remained as the herd queen for many years. Even though Wheat didn't have the best confirmation she produced over a gallon of milk each day, Wheat passed away in 2012 leaving behind her bloodline that now produces champion dairy goats which are excellent in both confirmation and milk production. We began our dairy goat farm by purchasing purebred LaMancha's from Aspen Hill's Farm. Hershey Kiss was born on Araby Farm, NJ then purchased by Aspen Hill's Farm, VA. She quickly stole our hearts and became our herd queen mother with Wheat second in command of the herd. Her chocolate coat reminds you of sweet morsels of milk chocolate. We keep her in fond remembrance as the mascot of Bellewood Acres and have immortalized her on our farm logo. They don't live to be as old as Hershey Kiss and Wheat without a lot of love and care. Click on our Raising Goats page for educational articles on raising and caring for goats.