This season we will have scheduled ranch tours at least one Saturday per month. The tours focus on different aspects of our operation, depending on the time of year. In March, the focus is on lambing; in April through September there are lambs to visit in the barn and pasture and tours include the opportunity to watch the afternoon milking. October through February are our quieter months, and also there is a chance of rain. Tours during those months will include discussion of all of our seasonal activities, a tour of our barns, and milking parlor, a walk through the pastures to enjoy the views, and a chance to meet the ewes and older lambs up close. Tours always include a discussion of how the cheese is made, a cheese tasting (when cheese is available) and a chance to purchase a wheel of cheese if available.
Tours are limited to 15 guests, reservations will be on a first-come-first-served basis, and your reservation is guaranteed when I receive your payment. The price is $20 each for adults and $10 for children under 17. I ask that each adult have no more than two childen accompanying them, and no more than one child under 13. The tours may not be appropriate for children under 10 or 11.
If you would like to reserve places on any of the tours listed below, please email me with “Tour” and the tour date in the subject line. I will send you payment instructions.
Tours will be held rain or shine, and cancellations are accepted with full refund (minus PayPal fees) up to 48 hours before the tour. (If we have a really big storm forecast for the tour day we will try to reschedule the tour, and refund tickets for those who can't make the new date).
We are not open to the public at other than scheduled tour dates. If you have a group of 10-15 people and would like a tour on other than a scheduled date, I may be able to accomodate you. Please email me with your request.
Upcoming tour dates: (The May 18 and probably June 1 tours will have extra-aged cheese to taste and buy, and guests on the June 15 tour will be able to sample and buy the first of our 2013 cheese).
Saturday, May 18, 2:30 to 4:30 SOLD OUT (taking a waiting list)
Saturday, June 1, 2:30 to 4:30
Saturday, June 15, 2:30 to 4:30 SOLD OUT (taking a waiting list)
Saturday, July 13, 2:30 to 4:30
Saturday, July 27, 2:30 to 4:30
Saturday, August 10, 2:30 to 4:30
Saturday, August 24, 2:30 to 4:30
Meet a lamb
Feed a bottle-baby
Hug a horse