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Hiking with Goats & Goat Milking Lesson

Animals

Hiking with Goats & Goat Milking Lesson

44 reviews
Guidelines created with World Animal Protection
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food, Equipment
Hosted in
English
Animals

Hiking with Goats & Goat Milking Lesson

Animals

Hiking with Goats & Goat Milking Lesson

44 reviews
Guidelines created with World Animal Protection
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

A Ten Apple Farm goat hike is a two hour recreational and educational goat experience. You'll meet your hosts (and our herd of Alpine dairy goats), and hear about their 15 years of experience with goats and living on a small family farm. Once we've met the goats and other animals residents of the farm, we’ll set off on a hike through the Ten Apple Farm woods with the goats. The hike consists of an approximately one mile loop trail through our woods on fairly well maintained trails. Along the way we’ll talk about goats as pack animals and you’ll learn a thing or two about raising and caring for goats. There's lots of time for interacting with the goats, asking questions, or just soaking in the Maine woods and these adorable, fun animals. After the hike, you can try your hand at milking a goat, and we always end the experience with fresh goat milk and cookies! Please note: On the hike there is some steep terrain. Children must be at least 5 years old and accompanied by an adult. (Children under 4 must be carried).
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Your host

Karl & Margaret

Karl & Margaret

Margaret Hathaway and Karl Schatz are the husband and wife team behind five books on food and farming, including the memoir The Year of the Goat, the guide Living With Goats, and the two volumes of the Portland, Maine Chef’s Table cookbook. Margaret is a writer who has worked in book publishing, corporate communications, and as manager of New York’s Magnolia Bakery. Karl is a photographer and communications strategist who has worked at ABC Television, as an editor at Time Magazine, and as Director of Aurora Photos. In 2003 the couple left NYC to explore the world of goats across the USA. Since 2005, they have lived with their daughters on Ten Apple Farm, a homestead in southern Maine, where they raise dairy goats, tend a large garden and small orchard, make cheese, lead goat hikes, teach workshops, and operate a guest house

What's included

Food
Fresh goat milk and cookies
Equipment
Snowshoes for winter hikes with goats, Deet based insect repellent in summer, a baby backpack carrier for small children (we…

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Where you'll be

A Ten Apple Farm goat hike starts at our 1901 traditional New England connected Farmhouse and homestead. We have spent the past 14 years restoring the homestead's agricultural heritage. We are a diversified farm, so there's a little bit of everything here, and something for everyone: goats, pigs, sheep, poultry, a large garden, fruit trees, and 18 acres of beautiful Maine woods and trails, on which we hike with the goats.

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Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or 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 10 guests ages 5 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. Guests must be comfortable around large animals. Our goats are full size Alpine dairy goats, with their horns intact. During the hike, they are not on…

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.

More tips

The hike is not strenuous, but there is a little bit of steep terrain in 2 spots. We have rope railings on the trail to assist with getting up and down in those spots, but guests who have bad knees, hips, or other difficulty mobility-wise may not find this to be an appropriate activity.
Karl & Margaret
Hiking with Goats & Goat Milking Lesson
44 reviews
From $25/person
44 reviews
From $25/person