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New kids on the Rock

Toggenburg doe Babs delivered triplet bucks on March 19, 2019.  NPS Photo Toggenburg doe Babs delivered triplet bucks on March 19, 2019. NPS Photo

FLAR ROCK — The first goat kids of the season, triplet Toggenburg bucks, were born at Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site on Tuesday. They were originally due on March 17, so Irish themed names — Brennan, Brady, and Breck —  were chosen for them. Following the tradition of how Mrs. Sandburg named her goats, offspring names start with the first letter of the mom’s name. These triplets were born to Babs, a Toggenburg doe.

Visitors are welcome to see the new kids at the barn, which is open 7 days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This is just the start of kidding season at Connemara Farms. Four more does are due between now and May 9. For parking options when you arrive, please visit www.nps.gov/carl/planyourvisit/parking.htm.

Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site is a unit of the National Park Service. The park is located three miles south of Hendersonville off U.S. 225 on Little River Road, and is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., daily except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. For further information please telephone 828-693-4178, or visit our website at: