Tours and Demonstrations
Wolston farms is available for group visits by schools, tour groups, group homes etc. We tailor our tour and presentations to the group. A typical visit lasts about an hour and can include seeing baby chicks and baby lambs in season. Other aspects of the visit include discussion and explanation of how all the creatures on the farm -- cats, dogs, sheep and chickens -- have a job to do, and explanations about the different breeds of sheep, their wool and how it is processed and used. The tour generally concludes with a demonstration of the Border Collies herding, along with an explanation of the commands and how they learn to do what they do. There is time for questions at each stage of the tour. Tours cost $25 for groups from 10-50.
Herding demonstrations at schools, fairs and events are arranged on a case by case basis. The hosting entity must have insurance for the event that covers the demonstration unless special arrangements are made. We provide the dogs and the sheep for the demonstration and can give demonstrations from 10-30 minutes in length and do multiple demonstrations during the event. The event host will need to provide water for the dogs and sheep (we will bring tanks) and any fencing, pens or other barriers needed. If a sound system will be needed the host will need to provide it.
The photos below will give you a flavor of what our tours and demonstrations are like. For more information contact us by E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 503-394-2021.