News and Blog

Posted 10/27/2010 9:53am by Patti Rosenberg.

Mostly my sister Carol, our friend and neighbor Donny Schutt, our cousin Bob Agnew and his friends, and I prepared Waverly Farms to receive 85 guests who were interested in learning about pasture management, rotational grazing and goats.  We decorated a new barn and served dinner to everyone, and put up a small farm stand with quiche, canned goods and fresh vegetables havested that morning.  The combined resources and experts of Piedmont Soil and Water Conservatin, National Conservation Resources Services, Virginia Tech and Virginia State University put on a great seminar!  We learned alot and made new friends.  Luckily, we had 5.5 inches of rain the week before.  The farm looked great!

Farm Tour Announcement85 guests tour Waverly Farms and learn about pastures, rotational grazing and goats.

 

Posted 10/2/2010 7:23am by Patti Rosenberg.

TIME: 4:00-7:30 PM DATE: 10/13/2010

TOUR & DINNER ARE FREE; PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!

Call Piedmont Soil & Water Conservation District @ 434.392.3782 ext. 132 to pre-register by October 7th. 

Emma and Doeling

Nottoway Farm Tour & Dinner

GOATS AND OTHER SMALL RUMINANTS

HERD HEALTH, PASTURE/FORAGE MANAGEMENT, BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES 

FUNDING PROVIDED BY ALTRIA IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE JAMES RIVER ASSOCIATION. PIEDMONT SWCD; PETER FRANCISCO SWCD, ROBERT E. LEE SWCD

 

 

FOLKS WILL MEET AT THE AMELIA-NOTTOWAY Vo-Tech Center.  148 Votech Rd., Jetersville, VA 23083 (434) 645-7854.  Transportation is provided to and from Waverly Farms. 

Posted 8/3/2010 9:12am by Patti Rosenberg.

We searched long and hard to find Mr. Perfect and we are relieved and delighted to say that we have found him... and another.  We have worked hard to maintain a superb Spanish bloodline.  We love the Valera line, but found it hard to find bucks who were not related.  In West Virginia, our new friend Priscilla came through.  She solved the problem by going to Montana to pick up a few Smoke Ridge Spanish to add meat to her Valeras.  They are the perfect marriage of tall, great conformation, meaty and Spanish.  We are delighted to introduce to you our new bucklings, Badger (the dark one) and Angel (the light one).  Our Valera girls are going to love these guys!

Badger is 100% Spanish: 50% Smoke Ridge and 50% Valera   Angel is 100% Smoke Ridge Spanish
"Badger" (at 3 months) is 50% Smoke              "Angel" (at 3 months) is 100% Smoke Ridge
Ridge and 50% Valera.  100% Spanish              Spanish.

Posted 7/20/2010 12:47pm by Patti Rosenberg.

We tried a new experiment... Would Cinnimon and her girls clean up the poison ivy along the road? Indeed they did and enjoyed every bite of it!

Patti and Cinnamon discuss a road cleaning project

Posted 7/20/2010 11:50am by Patti Rosenberg.

After traveling for 3 hours to their new home, new doelings were hesitant to leave their cozy limo. 

  

Emma gathered the new doelings to discuss farm policies and benefits,
                                                             
                                                                      including an occasional game of chase....

    Emma and new doelings discuss farm rules.         Emma enjoys a game of chase with a new goat

Posted 6/21/2010 2:20pm by Patti Rosenberg.

A commitment to integrated and sustainable farming means that everything on the farm has a job to do, even the poop. Yesterday was spent mucking the goat stalls to capture some great fertilizer for our pasture.

Posted 6/17/2010 11:19am by Patti Rosenberg.


On June 1, 2010 the fifth generation of farmers was born to our daughter and her husband, Katherine and Nicholas Rand.  The twin boys are named Liam and Tristan and they are adorable!  We know they will have great nutrition as they grow.  We will make sure they also love their visits to Waverly Farms!  We'll post pictures of these little gems, soon!

A few days later, on June 8th, our niece, Lucie Rosenberg, joined us at the farm full-time.  After earning a degree in Political Science at Furman University, Lucie embraced Food Policy as her passion.  She plans to eventually continue her education and promises to influence legislators, students, farmers and others to embrace the principles of healthy, safe food and food policy that encourages sustainable farming practices.  In her youthful wisdom, she felt that she would be a better policy person and educator if she actually worked and lived on a farm for a while.  So, Lucie is our first Intern.  Her job is to advance Waverly Farms product line, while also connecting other farmers who meet our standards with buyers who care about the food they eat.  Lucie is off to a great start as evidenced by this website, of which she is the primary creator and author!  In her spare time, she works in the gardens with Donny and Bobby; fearlessly picks wild raspberries and blackberries among the poison oak and other wildlife; researches everything from greenhouses to farmers markets; cooks great meals for anyone who happens to be around; and even helps around the house.  For extra money, she's cooking a few nights a week with Thomas, the most talented chef in Virginia, at Maxine's Restaurant in Farmville.  Lucie takes food seriously!

Lucie was thrilled to discover Maxine's!Lucie in the kitchen garden with Lucky watching the goats.