You will arrive & be greeted by 1 of the founders of Ardor Wood Farm. 1st PERSONAL ORIENTATION: There is a brief history & orientation at the Barndominium residence & then you head to the dairy goat barn! Along the way checking for fresh eggs in the hen house, of course. (~20 minutes) 2nd BABY GOAT FEEDINGS: Our Nigerian Dwarf Dairy goats are our treasured pets. You will be introduced to the herd, & be on a first name basis. We will then spend time with the new "kids" for snuggles & cuddles. You will have the opportunity to feed a favorite alongside one of the owners. (~40 minutes) Take an hour or two to complete your morning enjoying the beautiful property. 3rd TRAILS & PICNICKING: After your goat immersion experience you will set off at your leisure on a private adventure to explore the numerous trails throughout our 67 acre property. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on your hike or when you return in the outdoor dining area. Be certain to leave time to encounter a magical walk into the Abingdon Labyrinth. There's certainly treasure to find if you circumvent the circuitous route to the center! You will enjoy a delightful 1/2 day experience in Nature, with an abundance of wild flora & fauna, and replenish at Ardor Wood Farm!
Karen & Graham are co-founders of Ardor Wood Farm, a beautiful setting just east of Austin, aspiring to live with All nature, restoratively. We are passionate about Biophilic Design and Nature Play! Bring out your childlike Wonder and experience a 1/2 day at the farm with Nigerian Dwarf dairy goats. Graham, the resident Celtic Cowboy - raised in Ireland - is an expert carpenter, beekeeper, beer maker, critical care medic and all things in dairy goat care. Karen shares a creative perspective, which nurtures your beautiful self expression through the lens of nature's inspiration & wisdom
Upon arrival to the farm you will park your vehicle & venture on foot (special accommodations can be made by electric cart). You will spend time playing with young goats outside the dairy barn and thereafter be able to access numerous trails, pond, wildlife viewing areas and apiary. Additionally, experience walking the ancient pathway of a labyrinth. At Ardor Wood Farm unleash your inner Explorer, and be free to ignite your wonder in Nature!
GEAR: closed toe shoes, outdoor clothing (jacket/sweater) and/or sunscreen & hat/sunglasses - weather dependent
We want you be DELIGHTED! Clearly describe why you have chosen an Ardor Wood Farm experience, and what you most look forward to receiving from ~2.5 hours at the farm. We look forward to seeing you!
Joy of Goats