Join Margaret and Karl for morning chores and a farm breakfast on Ten Apple Farm! You’ll meet and feed this year’s kid goats, and learn how to milk the mamas! We raise French Alpine dairy goats, and milk 4-5 goats by hand twice a day, every day — something we’ve been doing for 15 years. We start with an introduction to the goats and the farm, then meet and feed the other animals. On our diversified homestead, we have lots of critters: goats, pigs, sheep, chickens, ducks, and miniature horses. We’ll tour the farm, feeding and watering the animals and talking about their care and the role each one plays. Then we’ll head to the farmhouse for a continental farm breakfast consisting of farm baked goodies, goat yogurt and homemade granola, goat cheese, goat milk, coffee, tea, and juice. After breakfast we’ll head out to the barn. You’ll help feed the goats, and learn how to milk them. Weather permitting, after milking we’ll put the goats out in their pasture.
Morning chores is an approximately 2 hour visit to the farm. The cost is $180 for a private group of 1-8 people, or $30/person for publicly scheduled Saturday morning experiences throughout the summer.
We also do chores in the evening! Please contact us if you are interested in coming to the farm for chores at the end of the day. It is an approximately 1 1/2 hour visit to the farm that includes a goat milking lesson, fresh goat milk and cookies and goat cheese and crackers at the end of the experience. The cost for evening chores is $125 for a private group of 1-8 people.