Guided Farm Tours

   2019 FARM TOUR OPTIONS
        
  We now offer 3 ways to take a guided tour of the farm,
 depending on the size of your group:

 

Option 1:  Private tours for groups of 20 or more..click for details

Option 2: Birthday Parties & special gatherings....click for details

Option 3: Pre-Scheduled Tours with no minimum...dates and topics listed below. 

$5 per person unless otherwise noted.  Pre-registration required.
Tours held rain or shine. Sorry, no refunds. 

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2019 FARM TOURS DATES & THEMES

LAMB CUDDLE TOURS               SORRY, LAMB CUDDLE TOURS ARE FULL
Saturday, April 6, 2019     
10:00 am-12:00 pm
OR 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm                   

Meet the 200ish new lambs of 2019 and learn how we keep the
flock healthy, happy, and reasonably organized at this critical time of year.
 Photo opps galore! Fee $5 per person.        

BABY ANIMAL TOURS
Saturday, April 20, 2019   SORRY, BABY ANIMAL TOUR IS FULL

10:00 am-noon OR
3:00 pm-5:00 pm                      

The name says it all!  By mid-April, the lambs are born and the sows have piglets.
 Chicks are peeping in the brooder, and banties strut proudly with their free-range families. 
Bees are buzzing, and the horses are shedding their shaggy winter coats. 
Spring is truly the season of renewal! Fee $5 per person.

INTRO TO BEEKEEPING & HONEY
Sunday, July 28                           Register for Beekeeping & Honey Tour 
Sun. July 28
3:00 to 5:00 pm

Curious about bees? Thinking about keeping your own hive? Learn how to get started
and the basics of equipment, managing hive health, and honey production. Inspect a hive
 and queen close-up. Taste samples of seasonal honey. See forage plots planted as nectar
sources as well as cover crops. Veils provided. Time: 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Limited to 12. 
Fee $15 per person.

Your host Dave Owens has been raising honeybees for 18 years, and manages a
dozen hives following organic principles. He is an active member of Beekeepers of the Susquehanna Valley.
 

FALL SHEEP SORTING
Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019                           Register for Fall Sheep Sorting Sept. 14
10:00 am-noon

Today, we’ll separate the flock into groups to sell, keep, or breed. 
Our Border Collie, Jet, will help bring the entire flock down to the handling system.
This brilliantly engineered system of chutes, pens, and gates, allows us to group the
sheep according to their destiny. We'll also check in with the other animals like the
 ‘piglets’, all grown up now, the fall chickens, and the turkeys. Fee $5 per person.