Jöhéhgöh

As we grow into Barefoot Farm, we aim to be respectful of the people and animals who have inhabited this beautiful land before us. So it’s only fitting we are naming the barn cats Jö, Héh, and Göh in honor of The Three Sisters.

The Three Sisters

The Three Sisters

Before the colonists arrived in Central Virginia, the Monacan people lived here. Sadly, their Siouan language is extinct, so we used the Seneca term, Jöhéhgöh (which refers to the three sister crops of corn, beans, and squash, and literally translates to “what we live on”) as the source for our names. Together they grow better than separately.

Héh (aka "Beans")

Héh (aka “Beans”)

Jö is the friendly leader, Héh is the amusing younger sister, and Göh runs fast if you get too close. They will help us to be happy, helpful, grateful, and respectful; and we hope you will too. If you have suggestions, please let us know. Thanks!