Namaste Farms; Real Working Sheep Farm

Temecula, United StatesPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

Animal experience hosted by Natalie

90 mins, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Includes drinks

What you'll do

You'll get a hands on farm tour and learn about what it takes to raise some of the most coveted wool breeds in the country. You can bottle feed lambs (during the spring and when available), hold them, and touch some of Namaste Farms champion animals. You'll participate in a working border collie demo and learn what these talented and highly trained dogs really think they're doing (it's not really work to them). If you think you're commanding enough to work the dogs, you might try a go at working Lacey or Nesta on one of the flocks. If working a dog on sheep isn't your thing, you can see what it takes to get the fleece off the animal in a shearing demo and help me trim sheep feet and skirt the fleece. Beyond the nuts and bolts of farming sheep, I'll show you what we do with the wool once it's off the animal. If you love a pro-active experience, try your hand at hand spinning wool into yarn. Navigating the spinning wool delights all and you'll have a mini skein of yarn (spun by you) to take home. If you love animals, here's your opportunity to interact and discover fulfilling life of a farmer. You'll leave Namaste Farms with a smile and the experience of a lifetime.
Other things to note
Insect spray and sunscreen... there are flies where there is heat and they can bite.
You'll get a hands on farm tour and learn about what it takes to raise some of the most coveted wool breeds in the country. You can bottle feed lambs (during the spring and when available), hold them, and touch some of Namaste Farms champion animals. You'll participate in a working border collie demo and learn what these talented and highly trained dogs really think they're doing (it's not really work to them). If you think you're commanding…
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What's included

  • Drinks
    Water, soft drinks

Meet your host, Natalie

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 10 Reviews
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Located in Temecula's Wine Country visit Namaste Farms ranch experience! Shepherdess, Natalie Redding (Nat Geo Wild's Shear Madness) will give you a private tour of this working 5 acre sheep farm. Learn about agriculture and what it takes to raise premium wool sheep. If you love animals, fashion, textiles, or are a knitter, this will be a particularly amazing experience. Experience what few people get to see; the inner workings of a real working farm hosted by a professional who holds a B.S. and a M.S. in Animal Science, Agriculture from Cal Poly, SLO.
Located in Temecula's Wine Country visit Namaste Farms ranch experience! Shepherdess, Natalie Redding (Nat Geo Wild's Shear Madness) will give you a private tour of this working 5 acre sheep farm. Learn about agriculture and what it takes to raise premium wool sheep. If you love animals, fashion, textiles, or are a knitter, this will be a particularly amazing experience. Experience what few people get to see; the inner workings of a real working farm hosted by a professional who holds a B.S.…
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Where you'll be

You're experience will last about 1 hour plus with extra time for you to peruse the farm. I'll teach you about the animals and what purpose the serve us and globally. You have many opportunities to touch and interact with them. This is spring and there are bottle lambs to feed, horses to pet, a cow named Lucy and so much more!

Rated 4.90 out of 5 from 10 reviews.

Nicky
March 2020
My husband and I had a great time with Natalie at Namaste Farms. The farm is very cool and she takes care of a lot of animals. She has a Master’s in Animal Science and really shares all her knowledge. There are lots of animals to pet and feed. The animals are well taken care of. I would go again to see the yarn making.
Riley
February 2020
Authentic and extremely informative experience of the ins-n-outs of a real working farm. Natalie has comprehensive knowledge of animal care, as well as a refreshing passion for her craft. I would highly recommend this experience for anyone desiring a real look in to the life of a beautiful example of a Southern California working farm.
Arthur
February 2020
This was by far the best farm experience ever. My twins boys are 9 years old, they have not seen animals outside of a zoo or petting zoo at a pumpkin patch. This hands on experience was amazing. Natalie is a world class expert. We also stayed on site in the Hammie trailer. If you like animals, have small kids, this is the perfect farm experience.
Matt
January 2020
Natalie is remarkably knowledgeable in animal science and care. It was a treat to learn from her, discover her perspective on food supply and farming requirements, as well as get a true feel for what it takes to care for and run a farm. Be sure to come with questions and a willingness to jump in. There was plenty of time with animals and experiential learning. We loved our time and would have stayed longer if we could have.
Jennifer
October 2018
Natalie is super sweet, kind, and funny. My boyfriend and I had a great time and really enjoyed the farm. This experience exceeded both of our expectations. It is definitely a must do for any age!
Dorig
September 2018
❤️

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 10 guests ages 9 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Wear appropriate closed toe footwear and clothing which shields from the heat.

There are flies so please bring insect repellent.