Hinchliffe’s Farm Shop put two and two together recently as two sets of twins blew out their birthday candles at the farm.
Staff at the Netherton farm did a double take on Tuesday (January 8) when nanny goat Sparkle gave birth to twin kids ““ the same day that Hinchliffe’s restaurant manager Joanna Graham celebrates the birthday of her twin girls Emily and Bethany, who are 14.
To mark the double trouble, the fluffy baby goat boys will be called Emile and Bertie after their namesakes, who were born on January 8, 1999.
“Goat kids aren’t usually identical, but these two are ““ and so are Emily and Bethany ““ we would have loved to have named them the same but as they were boys it was only fair to give them more billy-goat gruff names!” says Jo. “It’s been great celebrating four birthdays on the same day ““ they say fours a crowd but these lot are quadruple the fun!”
White goat Sparkle was one of the first animals to be born at Sunnyside Farm ““ home of Hinchliffe’s Farm Shop, in Netherton, in 2010 ““ and along with brother Phoenix, was given her name to commemorate the fire that ravaged the farm, and to celebrate its new beginning.