OakMoon is very much a working farm, and disarray is our modus operandi!
We are able to conduct farm visits
by appointment only
during the months of September and October. Farm visits are scheduled for Saturday afternoons, 1pm-4:00pm. We know this is a narrow time frame, but it's the best we can do with our farm work schedule.
We charge $5 per person ages 7 and up. School groups are welcome, (and will be scheduled at other times) with at least 2 weeks notice.
Farm visits include a tour of our place, explanations of our milking/cheese making operations and sustainable dairy practices. Visitors will get to try our cheeses, pet and photograph the goats, see our pastured pigs, jersey cows, and home free-range chickens.
Call or email for scheduling info.
PLEASE, no pet dogs allowed!
NEW Micro Dairy 101, Friday, November 3, 2017, deposit date: Oct.23
Beginners' Cheese Making Workshop, Saturday, November 4, 2017, deposit date: Oct.23
Basic Goat Husbandry Workshop, Sunday, November 5, 2017, deposit date: Oct.23
Kidding Intensive Workshop, Spring 2018, date to be announced
Note: Cheese Making and Goat Husbandry workshops will be repeated in Spring 2018
Micro Dairy 101
Wondering whether to take it to the next level? This 5 hour workshop (9:00 am to 2:30 pm, with lunch break) will explore the pros and cons. Details and topics to be announced.
Please check back!
Basic Goat Husbandry
OakMoon Basic Goat Husbandry Workshop will include lots of discussion plus hands-on instruction in giving shots, worming, hoof trimming, whether to have horns on the goat and other goat care. This workshop is designed for folks just starting out in goats or considering becoming a goat owner,
but anyone interested in goats will benefit. Details for registration below.
Workshop topics will include:
Beginners' Cheese Making
OakMoon Beginners' Cheese Making Workshop is best described as an intensive with several hours of supervised hands-on cheese making, plus discussion and plenty of question/answer time. This workshop, designed for beginning home cheese makers, will be of interest to any cheese-head! If you would like to become a participant, please email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cheese Making workshop topics will include:
Kidding Intensive Workshop
Our Kidding Intensive is usually scheduled for a weekend when we have a number of does due to kid in hopes of having a hands-on kidding experience. While we can't promise that the girls will cooperate, we will be sure to give you as much info for a successful kidding season as we can. The workshop will cover the following topics:*Care and feeding of the pregnant doe to give her a head-start on lactation
Only 6 spaces will be offered in the micro dairy, cheese making or kidding workshops, and 10 spaces in the goat husbandry workshop. Workshop spots may be reserved, but considered confirmed/filled with receipt of deposits. Each workshop is $100, with $50 required deposit to hold your spot.
The price of the workshop will include coffee/tea and snacks, and materials.
Lunch is on your own, unless notified of a change (sometimes we get a pot of soup made!)
Presenters will be Dwain Swing and Cynthia Sharpe, who have over 37 years of combined experience in the fields, as well as occasional guest presenters.
All workshops will be held at the farm and creamery located in Bakersville, NC. Information regarding accommodations in the area may be found at Bakersville, NC.
Email or call for details, email@example.com , 828-688-4683.
***Workshop deposit policy: Deposits for our workshops are transferable to future workshops or to other attendees, but non-refundable except in extreme situations such as illness, accident, etc. So please check your calendar carefully before sending in your deposit!