Have fun learning how to milk! When you arrive, you’ll be greeted with a cup of tea or coffee and a homemade pastry. After a nice chat, we'll grab our sunhats and head out to meet the animals. Out in the goat pen, we’ll learn how to hand milk our most friendly and trouble making goat, Oatmeal. She usually stands there very patiently, but you'll have to be careful she doesn't kick over the milk bucket! After you milk her, we’ll filter the milk and then you're welcome to taste it or pour it in your coffee. We'll take Oatmeal back to her pen after milking and you can meet the rest of her herd. Coal is a handsome Tennessee Fainting Goat buck and he'll probably be the first to come to you to be petted. Luckily, he'll be in his own pen because boy goats are a bit smelly lol. Tennessee Fainting goats are a rare breed that has become famous for their quirky behavior of freezing when they're excited and then tipping over. It's pretty hilarious. Our babydoll sheep will probably mob you for cuddles and they're so adorable you'll be happy to give them out. Depending on the time of year, we might have lots of baby goats and lambs as well as piglets, chicks and calves. We'll go around to meet the entire farm and give our cow Agnes a nice scratch under the chin. After feeding the goats, we'll head to the chicken coop where you can collect eggs. A fun day on the farm!
I'm Serina and I’ll be showing you around my family’s farm. We raise rare heritage breeds of pigs, chickens, cows, goats, geese and a bunch of beautiful but slightly annoying peacocks. We started farming so that we could become healthier and more self sufficient. When we started 15 years ago, we were absolute beginners and didn’t have a clue what we were doing. There’s always more to learn but now we know enough that we help other people to get started on their own little homestead! I’m excited to teach you about goats and how to milk whether it’s just for the fun of the experience or because you’re serious on wanting to pursue this kind of life. Either way, you’ll leave here with new friends and knowledge and be more connected to nature and farming!
Pastries all made here on the farm
We will offer tea and coffee before we head out to see the animals
I’m also a pro photographer so I’ll try to snap a few pics of your group and send them to you after! *I don't always do…
Flip Flop Ranch is a livestock farm. We have everything from cows to horses to chickens and geese. Our ranch is a century old and at its center is a red barn and a giant American Elm tree that was planted when the farm was founded. We're located in the High Desert of Southern California nearby Joshua Tree National Park, Big Bear Lake and on the route to Las Vegas and Palm Springs. Check out our Airbnb https://abnb.me/6V6fBj1Xl1
If you'd like to take a class at a time not available please get in touch, I'll try to schedule you a new slot. Please contact us prior to booking if you have allergies. All adults must have a ticket to attend. Children under 6 can attend with accompanying adult, but please let us know.