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Goat Walkabout

Hobart, United StatesPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

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Animal experience hosted by Judy

2 hours
Includes food, equipment
Up to 7 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

The Experience
After being greeted on the farm, guests will be introduced to the goats while they are still in a fenced pasture. Once the goats are released, we will follow them in their meanderings while gently leading them to where we want to go (open meadows, woodlands, pond) depending on weather conditions and the state of the terrain. As we shepherd the goats, we will observe what they are choosing to eat and how they are interacting with each other. Guests will learn to listen to their bells to locate them and to call them. Moments of blissful silence will alternate with passionate conversation about what it takes to grow healthy food. The walk can take up to 2 hours depending on the weather and everybody's disposition. You will be participating in the goats' meal plan, so we will set out on time, at 10am. The goats are hungry in the morning!

Pets and Children
Unfortunately, pets are not welcome due to the high level of interaction with the goats. This experience is best suited for children ages 10+.

What to Bring
Please cover your ankles, legs, and arms for protection against brambles, burrs, and bugs. Hiking shoes or boots are best, they are sturdy and will provide good support for the walk. I always encourage bringing a water bottle and a seasonal hat.
Other things to note
The goats travel across all sorts of terrain: up and downhill, through marshes and creeks, in open fields and shady woodlands. The walkabout is at a relaxed pace and will cover around a mile.
The Experience
After being greeted on the farm, guests will be introduced to the goats while they are still in a fenced pasture. Once the goats are released, we will follow them in their meanderings while gently leading them to where we want to go (open meadows, woodlands, pond) depending on weather conditions and the state of the terrain. As we shepherd the goats, we will observe what they are choosing to eat and how they are interacting…

Judy's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Food
    Granola bars.
  • Equipment
    Walking sticks.
From $50
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Judy

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 33 Reviews
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I grew up in the High Pyrenees where the Commons still exist and the herds happily roam the range in the summer. A shepherd and dog often accompany the ruminants in order to guard, milk and steer them towards new pastures.
While the Commons no longer exist here in the Catskills, at "Roam on the Range" our goats have access to 30 open acres and are free to access the diversity of forages required to meet their individual needs and tastes. They live the good life. Come live it with them and experience the shepherd way!
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Where you'll be

We will be outdoors on the farm climbing up to beautiful meadows and woodlands at an altitude of 1500 feet.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 33 reviews.

Joey
November 2020
Judy is an informative and engaging host who is so happy to share her knowledge and expertise about her animals and style of farming. Even though it was a cold wet day we had an incredible time walking through the woods with the goats learning about their habits and lives. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking to get outside and learn something new! The goats, chickens, and ducks are very cute and it’s a really cool experience.
Judy is an informative and engaging host who is so happy to share her knowledge and expertise about her animals and style of farming. Even though it was a cold wet day we had an in…
Margaux
November 2020
Judy is a remarkable person and this walkabout It’s so much more than an outing with goats. It’s an opportunity to learn about sustainable farming and permaculture. Highly recommend!
Bianca
October 2020
Judy crafted a wonderful experience, it was lovely to walk around the property with the goats and learn valuable perspective on sustainability. The goats were great to be around and be able to interact with up close and learn about their natural lives. Overall a very worth it humbling experience. ✨🐐
Judy crafted a wonderful experience, it was lovely to walk around the property with the goats and learn valuable perspective on sustainability. The goats were great to be around an…
Kseniya
October 2020
This was truly one of the most special experiences I’ve ever had the opportunity to take part of. The other reviews here had already shaped my expectations to be quite high, but the two hours we got to spend with Judy and her goats were some I’ll remember for years to come. Judy is a captivating speaker, with such a deep well of knowledge and insight on sustainable agriculture that I could have easily listened to her speak for hours. She greeted us kindly and made us feel instantly welcome, and every step through her land towards the goats had me buzzing with excitement. Hearing their jingle as they run down the paths to their grazing grounds is forever stamped on my eardrums as one of my happy sounds. We got to herd them (not an easy, but a deeply satisfying and rewarding task) as Judy shared stories from her life, her work and the land she is raising these animals on. It gave me a world of new perspective, and the sights were breathtaking. If you’re thinking about this, do it. You won’t regret it.
This was truly one of the most special experiences I’ve ever had the opportunity to take part of. The other reviews here had already shaped my expectations to be quite high, but th…
Ben
October 2020
Great fun learning about permaculture and goat herding. A nice walk through a beautiful setting. A nice drive there and back through some cute towns and some nice vista views. Recommended experience, especially if you are looking for something different and memorable.
Great fun learning about permaculture and goat herding. A nice walk through a beautiful setting. A nice drive there and back through some cute towns and some nice vista views. Reco…
Meg
October 2020
Judy’s not lying about dressing right - boots were the right call but also made the experience more enjoyable because I never was worried about stepping in mud, especially since the goats sometimes were the ones calling the shots in terms of footing. Truly a great time though, and a meaningful glimpse into how a small, local farm makes it. We also perfectly timed our visit for some spectacular fall foliage, which was an incredible bonus. Learned a lot about farming, got a good walk in with some goats, and Judy was always ready to walk us through every step of the way and answer and questions. Highly recommend!!
Judy’s not lying about dressing right - boots were the right call but also made the experience more enjoyable because I never was worried about stepping in mud, especially since th…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 7 guests ages 14 and up can attend.

What to bring

Full pants, no rips or holes. We will be walking in a natural environment and shin sized bushes can mark your legs up.

Long sleeve shirt