We will start with introducing you to each of the goats (as well as our rescued chickens and dogs if interested) and learning more about them, their background stories, behaviors and the unique characteristics of the species. There will be plenty of time for hugs, scratches, photo ops and to feed them some of their favorite treats! Weather dependent, we will proceed to hike through marked trails on our 9 acre property with the herd, who enjoy navigating the trails and clearing some brush along the way! There will be plenty of opportunities to watch the goats in a natural habitat and bond with them .... not to mention plenty of selfie opportunities. :) We will then spend some more quality time with all of the goats, who love lots of attention. We are loaded with goat fun facts and corny goat puns to add a little laughter into our day! If a date or time isn't available on our calendar, please ask! We have an open schedule and would love to accommodate you if we can! * Please note that we will have a hand-washing station and hand sanitizer available for all guests to use before and after the experience. The experience is entirely outside and limited to ten people at maximum, allowing for ample social distancing. While it is still recommended by the CDC, we will wear masks and will provide homemade fabric masks to borrow if needed.
We have cared for rescue goats for over 7 years. After our first goat wandered onto our property after being "set free" by a local camp, we constructed our current animal enclosure and have grown our "family" to seven very friendly (and spoiled) rescue goats. Each one comes with a different rescue story, from being seized from a "backyard butcher" to a defunct petting zoo operation, we will share each narrative with you during your visit. I am a supporter of, and have collaborated with, Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary, Catskill Animal Sanctuary and Farm Sanctuary in both receiving our rescued animals (we also have 19 rescued chickens!) and caring for them. We are excited to share their stories with you!
Seasonal beverages (eg: Hot cider or hot chocolate or tea in fall/winter, Iced tea or lemonade in spring/summer)
We have a hand-washing station and hand-sanitizer station available for all guests.
"Frederick Farm" is a 9 acre property and residence, also host to two separate Airbnb rentals. We have a large vegetable garden for the animals adjacent to the animal enclosure, which is several fenced in acres of pasture and forest, with a natural stream throughout. Our marked trails meander through the property for our hike. Our site is located in the Catskill Park and is walking distance to the Rondout Reservoir with spectacular water views
年齢制限なく10名まで参加できます。 Guests should be informed that in addition to our goats, we have chickens that range freely around the property as well as a menagerie of friendly dogs, who reside with us or come to visit! There is also an apiary (beehives) that…
Clothes suitable for the weather and hiking boots, rain boots or shoes that you don't mind getting messy. Clothing that is weather appropriate as the experience is strictly outdoors.
This experience is rain or shine. Bringing water bottles is recommended. Please note that this is a private residence, and while we're happy to have guests use the bathroom, it would be helpful if guests could stop before arrival as bathroom breaks take away from group time with the goats.