•GOAT KID VISITING HOURS We will be open to the public for free visiting: Sunday 12-2 April 28th, Sunday 12-2 May 5th and Sunday 12-2 May 12th and will have a food truck so you can get a snack and a snuggle all in one place. Also, you can come to see all the kids any weekend after we open the shop which will likely be on May 25th if we have enough milk.
•SELF SERVE FARM SHOP Open May 26th through Thanksgiving, Friday-Sunday 10:30-5. Drive up, shop in the self serve shop, look at the goats over the fence and in the barn. (If we are around in the summer we are happy to let people out in the pasture.)
•We are always closed Monday-Thursday so we can tend our herd.
Find out more about farm yoga at the link above and reserve your spot in the pasture. Everyone is welcome for this relaxing opportunity to enjoy the pasture, sun, goats and each other. Afterward the hour Vinyasa class, visit with goats each other or shop in the farm store. Please pull all the way in behind the barn when you arrive so there is plenty of room for everyone to park and enjoy class. Led by farmer and cheese maker Hope Hall. Taking care of ourselves, powering up our physical strength, and even surrendering to relaxation are all acts of boldness in today's hectic world. If you are looking to recharge and refocus on your unique inner strength, what better place to do it than among goats?
KID VISITING INFORMATION:
Can’t make it in person? Check out all the action on the 24/7 SUNFLOWER FARM BARN CAM on our website.
Visitors of all ages are welcome! So far our oldest visitor was 99!
Planning to visit the Kids During Our Spring Open Farm Hours?
Sunday April 28th 12-2
Sunday May 5th 12-2
Sunday May 12th 12-2
PLEASE READ INFO BELOW.
Visiting goat kids in the spring is free, but donations to the farm are welcome and used to support our no cull farming approach, barn cam and visiting hours. Please talk to your kids about these important expectations before your visit so that they have the best time at the farm possible and we can continue to invite visitors.
•Do not open any gates or go into any pens unless you are greeted by a member of the Hall family.
•Please park only on one side of road and driveway so that neighbors can get through. We are up Harmon Way to the left, the road beyond the fork is private.
•If you decide to take little ones into the goat yard, we have one goat named Greta who occasionally headbutts little kids. She looks like a zebra and is just a little shy, so if kids can keep an eye on her and treat her extra kindly that would be great
•Goats have no top teeth, but even kids have sharp molars, so avoid putting your hands in the goat's mouths.
•We ask anyone in the pasture to walk super slowly and take a seat to visit goats that approach you. Many of them are due to kid and we want to be sure they are not stressed out by anyone chasing them.
•Please leave all dogs at home. They are goat's biggest predator and even small ones can scare the herd.
•A growing number of people have been arriving each spring to snuggle the babies which we love, but to keep it from getting too nutty in the barn, we encourage each person to take one turn holding a kid each visit and then to head out to see the bigger goats so there is plenty of room in the barn for people waiting a turn.
•For the safety of our herd, please do not enter pens with boots or shoes that have been to another farm. We are very lucky to have a healthy herd and work hard to keep it that way.
•There seems to be a growing number of ticks in Maine, please check yourself for any ticks after sitting in the field (just in case).
THANKS, HAPPY SPRING and see you soon!
Self Serve Farm Fridge Open Fri.-Sun. 10:30-5. May 26th-Thanksgiving. Feel free to drive up and look at the goats while buying cheese. Make your own change, or square for credit available. All goat milk products $7.50