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 pasture and tours include the opportunity to watch the afternoon milking. April and May are the best months to visit if you want to see baby lambs. By June the lambs are growing bigger. We still visit them and they still are adorable, but at 70+ pounds they are not what people always imagine when they think of "lambs." 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 and a chance to purchase cheese when it is 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 $15 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, but I will need a few weeks' notice to make it work. Please email me with your request.
Upcoming tour dates:
Saturday February 14; 1:30 to 3:30 PM SOLD OUT (taking a waiting list)
Saturday March 14, 1:30 to 3:30 PM (this is a lambing tour; no children under 12)
Saturday March 28, 1:30 to 3:30 PM (this is a lambing tour; no children under 12)
Saturday, April 18, 2:00 to 4:00 (note half-hour later start time)
See these blogs and articles for first-hand impressions of our tours!
Anne Marie Chiramberro wrote about her tour with her parents in December 2013.
Christopher Hall wrote about us in the NY Times Travel Section in May 2013.
Bethy Hardeman posted a beautiful blog entry after a visit in June 2013.
Assana Fard and her husband Dan celebrated their first anniversary on one of our tours in July 2013.
Blogger and photographer Lacey Bediz took some lovely photos on the August 24th 2013 tour.
Meet a lamb
Feed a bottle-baby
Hug a horse