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Herd cows on a Biodynamic/Organic farm

Herd cows on a Biodynamic/Organic farm

Duration:2 hours total
Includes:Food
Languages:Offered in English
Availability for this experience is rare.

About your host

I am the current herdsperson managing our 65-head Biodynamic dairy herd. I have also worked in veterinary hospitals and have a particular affinity for cows, which I've been known to express through my artwork.
Dana & This Is Farmer Jess
Dana & This Is Farmer Jess
Dana & This Is Farmer Jess
Dana & This Is Farmer Jess

About Hawthorne Valley Association

Hawthorne Valley is a living laboratory of collaborative learning and research where we work to address some of today’s most pressing concerns such as climate change, educating creative and resilient children, and rebuilding healthy and fair food systems. We do this through regenerative farming, hands-on education geared toward developing the whole person, and compassionate commerce.
This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Hawthorne Valley Association. .

What we’ll do

Visit our 900-acre certified Biodynamic, organic, and Animal Welfare Approved farm and help our dairy herd manager bring the cows in from their day out grazing on pasture. Depending on which field they’re in, and how the cows are behaving, this portion of your visit can take anywhere from 30-90 minutes. If we finish closer to the 30 minute time frame, there will be the opportunity to participate…

What else you should know

This is a working farm and proper footwear is essential for a comfortable experience. Please wear boots, or at least closed-toed shoes. Be on time - we leave promptly. Rain or shine (with the exception of thunderstorms or extreme heat - 95+ - cows can't tolerate extreme heat and will come in early)

What I’ll provide

Snacks
Made on our farm organic yogurt and granola.

What to bring

appropriate footwear - preferably boots
insect repellent
sunscreen
open mindedness and a sense of humor!

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Where you'll be

We will be mostly outdoors on our 900-acre Biodynamic farm, walking the cow paths and fields, and experiencing the natural beauty and magic of our little valley - sometime referred to by visitors as 'Happy Valley'. Back at the barns, we will spend some time in our milking barn, or the loafing barn, depending on which additional farming activities we'll be doing - helping with milking, brushing cows, or feeding some supplemental grain.

Upcoming availability

Sun, Jul 28    From 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM.
$30 per person
5 of 5 spots left
Availability for this experience is rare.

Keep these in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 5 and up can attend.

More tips

This is a working farm and proper footwear is essential for a comfortable experience. Please wear boots, or at least closed-toed shoes. Be on time - we leave promptly. Rain or shine (with the exception of thunderstorms or extreme heat - 95+ - cows can't tolerate extreme heat and will come in early)
Dana & This Is Farmer Jess
farm visit
Herd cows on a Biodynamic/Organic farm
2 reviews
$30 per person
2 reviews
$30 per person