What you'll do
You will follow along as I milk by hand each of the 8-10 goats by hand. The milking will be up to me, but you'll help walk the goats on lead from the milking parlor to the pen where they will spend the day. We'll filter the milk and cool it and then check to make sure the herd has water and hay. We'll share coffee (with fresh goat milk of course) and conversation as we have a quick tour of our farm.
I am the owner of Creelman Farm Store located at 50 Main St. Vinalhaven. My family and I live year round on Vinalhaven island and have farmed and milked goats and made cheese for more than decade. In 2013, I opened the first licensed dairy to be located on Vinalhaven in more than 50 years. Each day I milk by hand 8-10 dairy goats. I then take that milk into the small licensed creamery where it is filtered and cooled. I have taken cheesemaking workshops with many well known cheesemakers and travelled to France to hone my skills and learn more about everything from livestock care, cheesemaking, aging cheese, to selling cheese. . In order to make good cheese, you have to start with good milk and the care of our herd of dairy goats is a top priority.
locally roasted dark coffee made in a pour over pot with the option of adding raw goat milk.
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Where you'll be
We have a small barn where we keep our dairy goats as well as separate pens where our retired goats are kept, and male goats. Our farm is located at the head of Wharffs Quarry Rd. and is an excellent example of a small productive homestead.
Things to keep in mind
For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.
Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.
Up to 2 guests aged 12 and up can attend.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
Goats are sensitive curious animals. They appreciate a calm demeanor and gentle scratches. Please make sure to not wear cologne or perfume. This is all about the goats.
Island farm morning milking routine
£20 / person
£20 / person