Since they were closed due to the coronavirus outbreak, farm manager Nora Christ said they started “coffee with goats” every Saturday morning where they’d livestream the animals.
“We just let them jump onto us and fall into our laps and answer questions about them and it was just a way to keep the customers connected to the animals while they weren’t able to visit them,” Christ said. “We didn’t want everyone to miss out on a whole year’s worth of baby goats.”
She said the timing of the coronavirus outbreak and its resulting closures was tough because they are only open during the spring, summer and fall.
“We have had bad seasons — rainy seasons — before but we have never had zero field trips, zero general public traffic,” Christ said.
Valerie Bonk started working at WTOP in 2016 and has lived in Howard County, Maryland, her entire life. She's thrilled to be a reporter for WTOP telling stories on air. She works as both a television and radio reporter in the Maryland and D.C. areas.