PRIVATE FARM TOURS
April 1-November 1
Private guided farm tours are available for groups of 20 or more. The fee is $5 per head, and advance scheduling is necessary.
A playful piglet spinning in circles......a talented border collie rounding up sheep... a hen showing off her chicks...these are some of the special moments that define our days as sustainable livestock farmers. Take a close-up look at how we raise happy and healthy animals in a natural setting without the use of chemical inputs. We use sustainable farming practices to manage our ecosystem such as rotational grazing, cover-cropping, and use of non-GMO grain from a local feed mill.
WHAT YOU'LL SEE
Things are always changing on a farm, but here is the usual cast of characters:
Sheep and lambs: 100 to 300, depending on the time of year. In spring, the lambs are newborn and near the barn. In summer, they are on pasture and you can see the border collie working.
Pastured pigs: pigs don't have to be raised in concrete pens in smelly buildings. See how playful and content our Tamworth pigs are in the fields and woods. Piglets are born spring and fall.
Chickens and turkeys: no confinement buildings with big fans here. Our meat birds start as chicks in a warm brooder, then move outside to green grass.
Honeybees: our hives are managed with natural, chemical-free methods. Dave is doing some interesting work raising his own queens to manage the genetic hardiness of his colonies.
Horses Our Haflingers enjoy a visit and a friendly scratch, and love the fact that they live on pasture 24 hours a day.
HOW TO SET UP A FARM TOUR
The tour normally takes 1-1 1/2 hours, depending on the interest of the group. We find that for young children, an hour is sufficient. For school tours, and those who want to see and discuss more in depth, 2 hours works best. Feel free to discuss your group’s needs with us. For mobility-impaired groups, we can drive through the pastures in the summer.
Contact us by email to set up a tour firstname.lastname@example.org.