Naming of the Lambs & Kids: Hilltown Farm Hosts Naming Contest

Pick Your Favorite Posies &
Help Sangha Farm in Ashfield Name Their Baby Goats & Sheep

Help name the babies! Forward your favorite flower name to Sangha Farm in Ashfield, MA. (Photo credit: Sienna Wildfield)

Sangha Farm has nine pregnant goats and five pregnant sheep, which means at least 20 babies are on their way — and they really could use some help with naming all their babies!

They have decided on a flower theme this year.  Send them your favorite flower and if they choose it as one of their babies names, they’ll email you a picture of the lamb or kid along with a coupon for a free goat cheese truffle (locally made on their farm and are delicious!), redeemable at the Ashfield or Florence Farmers’ Markets beginning in May.

Babies will be born beginning the first week of March through June. Their ewe Cassie will be the first one to have babies the beginning of March. Being a Finn Sheep she’s probably going to have 4-5 babies, maybe even 6! Births will be announced through Hilltown Families (below in the comment box) and the Sangha Farm’s facebook page.

Keep in mind that they can come up with names like Rose, Petunia and Violet themselves. What they’re looking for are names of lesser known flowers.  So get creative and share your favorite exotic flower or rare New England species. Email your flower name to the Ritchie Family at SanghaFarm@yahoo.com.


BABY UPDATES

We’ll share photos and names here as they arrive:

Maribeth Ritchie writes: (03/14/10) We finally named all those babies Isis had last Wednesday…. here are the names & winners: Trillium, Aster, Zephyranth (Zephi), Clover, Narcis Thanks to Laura, Meg, Dana, Sharon & Ilan. When the weather turns a little nicer I’ll take some pictures & post them.

Introducing Bramble. Thanks Grey.

Introducing "Gypsy" Gypsophilia. Thank you Libby.

Introducing Delphinium (Delfi). Thanks Leni.

Here are all the names & winners for the lambs & kids for posting. Thanks to everyone for helping name the babies
Coupons will be emailed to the winners, pictures of babies can be found at http://www.sanghafarm.com:

Lambs:

  • Gypsophilia-Gypsy (Libby)
  • Bramble (Grey)
  • Delphinium-Delfi (Elena)
  • Trillium (Laura)
  • Aster (Meg)
  • Zephyranth-Zephi (Dana)
  • Clover (Sharon)
  • Narcis (Ilan)
  • Edelwise (Me)
  • Fressia (Arianna)
  • Tiny Cowlily (Thalia)
  • Snowberry-Snowy (Thalia)

Goats:

  • Bambo (Natalie)
  • Dahlia-Dali (Courtney)
  • Sunflower-Sunny (Lena)
  • Vinca-Vinny (Diane)
  • Verbena-Verby (Dana)
  • Poppy(Meg)
  • Periwinkle-Perrie or Winnie ((Laura)
  • Harebell-Harry (Micky)
  • Artemsia(Dana)
  • Flytrap-Trappy (Jayden)
  • Morning Glory (Stacey)

8 Comments

  1. Victoria Worth said,

    February 25, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    Peony

  2. Mike said,

    February 22, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    My help is free :) Another two from Russian fields:
    1. Bell-flower.
    2. Kiss-me-quick (aka cupid’s-delight, flamy or wild pansy).

  3. February 18, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    Thanks everyone for the name suggestion. Please send me your email so I can send you your certificate for a truffle. Its been lots of fun reading all the suggestions. naming babies is going to be lots of fun this year

  4. Mike said,

    February 18, 2010 at 6:46 am

    Here in Russia there are:
    1. Forget-me-not
    2. Snowdrop
    3. Bluett

  5. dan castelli said,

    February 17, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    buttercup

  6. evan castelli said,

    February 17, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    lily

  7. sharon castelli said,

    February 17, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    lotus

  8. February 16, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    oh….I have so many favorite flowers but I love the combination of roses with japanese irises. so….Rose and Iris.


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