Hikes & Workshops

goat hike at Ten Apple Farm

Monthly Goat Hikes: If you’re looking for a fun outdoor activity, come on out to Ten Apple Farm for our monthly goat hikes. You’ll hike through the Ten Apple Farm woods with our herd of Alpine dairy goats. The hike consists of an approximately 2 mile loop through the woods on fairly well maintained trails. There is some steep terrain. Children must be at least 5 years old and accompanied by an adult. (Children under 4 must be carried). 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. After the hike, try your hand at goat milking, and enjoy some fresh goat milk and cookies! $10 per adult, $5 for kids. Minimum: 10 people; Maximum: 20 people. Contact us to RSVP.

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We also schedule private group hikes for groups of 10-20 people. Ten Apple Farm goat hikes are a great team building activity for small companies or corporate groups. Contact us for pricing and to schedule your group!

View our winter goat hike video on you tube

Homesteading Workshops: We try to do several workshops in basic homesteading skills each season, to share what we have learned, or are in the process of learning. Workshops include Basic Home Cheesemaking, Baking, Poultry Slaughter & Processing, and Preserving & Canning. In some cases, we lead the workshops ourselves, in other cases we may invite fellow homesteaders or skilled members of the greater food, farming and homesteading community to be a guest workshop leader.

For certain workshops there might be a small fee to cover costs, but in general we do this more to share what we’ve learned, build community, and encourage others to experiment with and enjoy the pleasures and possibilities that come from living more sustainably and growing, raising, creating or saving your own food.

e-mail us at info[AT]tenapplefarm.com if you are interested in attending any of the workshops, for more information, or if you are interested in stopping by the farm. All workshops take place on the farm, which is located in Gray, Maine.

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Margaret pours off the whey during a Home Cheese Making Workshop with the Portland Permaculture Group.