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Hive to Spoon - Honey Bee Experience at Urban Farm
Experience the wonder of honey bees in a beautiful, urban farm setting! Bees are important to our environment and I want to help you learn more about how bees live together in the hive and function as a superorganism. Is your preferred date sold out? Message me! After touring the urban farm and spotting the many pollinators busy collecting nectar and pollen on the flowers, we will move to the honey bee hives where you'll suit up and become a beekeeper with me. This experience is fun and engaging for anyone curious about the secret life of bees or connecting with nature. You don't have to be interested in becoming a beekeeper to have a great time. You will see the bees up close and personal as you hold bees in your hands and look inside the hive. I'll point out the different jobs the bees are doing, explain how they make honey, show you the baby bees and maybe even spot the queen. We'll conclude with a honey tasting including seasonal fruit so you can taste the honey made by the bees you visited. During the honey tasting held near the greenhouse and orchard, we'll talk more about bees, pollination and honey. Other things to note: Please wear full length pants, socks that completely cover ankles and closed-toe shoes. Let me know of any bee, food or honey allergies. You might consider wearing unscented sunscreen and bringing a hat for the farm walk.
Magical llama walk with dogs, goats & flowers
(Dates and times are flexible. I can accommodate most dates and times. ) Each guest will get a llama of their choice to walk with. We will start with snacks and drinks and then go on a full tour of the farm. After seeing all the animal fields we will walk with the llamas on a small forest trail along a seasonal creek. On our walk we will look at some ancient Indian acorn grinding rocks. Cold drinks, a pie & ice cream will be offered on the shady lawn at the end of the tour. If you like shopping: I have a small store with gifts, antiques and book right next door. In the summer guests could take a refreshing swim in the swimming pool. A small pool is available for young children. Minimum group size is 2. If you are booking just one space, I might have to cancel if there are no additional bookings. My dates, times and group sizes are flexible. Please contact me if you like to schedule something on a specific day or time. Group or school tours are available, please inquire. Other things to note: During the rainy season rain boots are best since the fields can be muddy. Good walking shoes or boots are best during the dry seasons. The walk is on somewhat uneven lawns and pathways so if you have difficulties walking bring a cane or special shoes.
ATV Adventure to Granite Indian Baths
We'll give a quick safety instruction before putting helmets on you and matching you up with one of our ATVs. We'll then head up the trail and show you breathtaking and unmatched views of the valley. We'll take you to a few hidden gems including large granite slabs with baths carved into them called 'Indian baths' and cave with petroglyphs. Guests can either choose to drive an ATV or be a passenger on one. Times and dates are flexible. Other things to note Bring a hat, sunblock, water, and snacks. Makes sure to dress appropriately for the weather.
Intimately experience a biodiverse farm
We'll start by foraging through the farm to make a diverse "goat salad." We'll walk through the garden, stop to admire the beehives, meet the pigs, and then feed and pet our silly goats and adorable Babydoll sheep. Once our goats and sheep have had their salads, we’ll hand feed our gentle dairy cow, Harper, some of her favorite treats. After washing off any cow slobber, we'll treat you to a light seasonal farm picnic. You'll then walk off those calories by taking our miniature horses for a stroll, and you'll pet and feed these sweeties. Following our horse experience, we'll step in with the chickens and ducks. We'll feed them organic hen scratch and farm greens, if available. We'll watch them happily scratch around and quack and coo, and you can hold and pet them if you’d like too. While they’re scratching around, we’ll step into the coops to check for eggs. We'll compare the various types, shapes, colors, and sizes. We'll finish our experience with a calm and relaxing visit with our bunnies. We'll pet and feed these sweet and soft fur balls. All along the experience, you will learn fun facts about our diverse plant and animal family, and you’ll leave with a seasonal farm gift. Other things to note: Wear comfortable closed-toed walking shoes and clothes you don't mind possibly getting a bit dirty. Boots and long pants are ideal. *Great for teams and team-building too!
Taste of SLO - Downtown Food Tour
Do you like tasting REALLY delicious food? Do you like FUN? This tour is a brilliant marriage of social interactions, food, wine, and beer. This is not your typical tour - you will laugh, eat, drink, all while enjoying downtown San Luis Obispo. Join Taste of SLO for a walking tour of six unique destinations created to give you a personal Taste of SLO. Destinations include: Santa Maria style BBQ, local beers, brunch bites, French macarons, freshly baked treats, world wide cheeses, wine tasting, and a craft cocktail. The tour lasts for about 3 hours, and covers a total of 1 mile. This tour is suitable for all ages, dietary restrictions, and non alcoholic guests (speciality mocktails and na drinks). Please let us know if you have dietary restrictions ASAP!

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Sunrise Snowshoe Hike over Lake Tahoe
This guided sunrise snowshoe hike is the perfect activity to catch a sunrise over Lake Tahoe. Beginning on the west shore of Lake Tahoe, we begin under the stars at the first twinkle of light. Hiking from our cars we strap snowshoes to our boots and begin uphill through hidden walkways and trail networks under vast pine trees and cedars eventually gaining 300’ in elevation over a mile. Our goal is to reach an incredible view and what could be the best place to view sunrise in Lake Tahoe. As we hike the gentle morning twilight reveals Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada mountain vistas around us. Roughly 45 minutes of hiking get us to a panoramic view and the area in which we wait for the sun to rise. Waiting for sunrise the surrounding views of Lake Tahoe, the Sierra Crest, and mountain landscapes are viewed as ambient daylight increases around us. Breakfast-type pastries, hot water for tea, and coffee will also be provided. Once we get our fill of pastries, sunrise, and scenery we begin our snowshoe hike back down the mountain. This area is one of the best places to view a sunrise over Lake Tahoe due to its prominent point overlooking the center of the lake, allowing for breathtaking views in every direction.
Experience Scottish Highand Cows
Come spend time with highland cows! Guests will be able to see and interact with highland cows and calves on our farm located in Linden, Ca. Each experience will last approximately an hour and will include a farm tour, education about the breed and interaction with the animals such as brushing/feeding the highlands.
Back-to-Eden Farm & Animal Experience
Book a tour and/or book the venue to celebrate your birthday. We will meet at the drive-way and proceed to: 1. Visit and feed our beautiful variety chickens and collect eggs. (chicks-seasonal) 2. Visit and feed the ducks, watch them swim and frolic play 3.. Visit with our talkative geese and photoshoot with "Good Boy" our handsome male goose (depending on his mood) 5. Visit with our adorable newborn baby goats, pet, let them nibble from your hand and take them on a little walk. 6. Visit and feed the cows, be surprised by how their tongue feels when they take the hay off your hand and perhaps watch their calves nurse ( calves-yes!) 7. Visit with our gorgeous rabbits and cuddle them. 8. Visit with our adorable young and gentle alpacas Have your birthday with your friends on the farm surrounded by amazing scenery and peaceful surroundings- please inquire For stay at our guest houses after the tour: https://airbnb.com/h/back-to-eden-guest-house https://airbnb.com/h/havilahland-guest-house
Yosemite Cider Orchard Tour and Tasting
Take a break from the rigors of Yosemite hiking and take a relaxing stroll through our orchard. Learn about what makes our 19 varieties of apples so special (and why you probably don't want to eat them), a brief history of American cider, some slightly embellished tales about the local wildlife, and some jokes that will either make you laugh or groan, depending on the weather. Then kick back at our tasting room to enjoy some bar games, beautiful views and a meet and greet with some really nice dogs and some really goaty goats. Oh, and cider of course. You'll get to drink cider. One sip, and you'll understand why call it "Campfire Champagne."
Half-day Snowshoe Hike in Tahoe National Forest
On this adventure, we will be hiking with snowshoes, immersing ourselves in the forest on a homemade secluded winter trail. Starting, we will spend 1 hour of hiking up 800’ in elevation at a relaxed and enjoyable pace. Up the mountain, we go through uninterrupted Tahoe National Forest. Guiding through the alpine scenery I’ll be sharing stories of the area, history, as well as local flora and fauna. Roughly halfway, we reach one of the highlights of the hike and the scenic reward of Pauly’s Point, an outcropping of rocks, and our highest point of the adventure. From here, world-renowned ski resorts of Alpine Meadows and Squaw Valley are in full view as they nestle into the Sierra Nevada mountains. Breathtaking scenery surrounds us as we take a break for a snack. On our way down, we will take roughly an hour to meander our way back down the mountain through a variety of high alpine meadows, finishing a loop as we reach the end. Due to the seclusion, seeing another person is highly unlikely. So step off the beaten path and allow me to show you a true mountain outing you won’t surely forget. This hike is suitable for all ability level. However, due to the elevation gain, uneven surfaces, and ever-changing snow conditions. This hike is considered intermediate- moderate in difficulty so be ready to break a little sweat. All who attend will be rewarded greatly by the experience. Other things to note Eat, Hydrate, and use the restroom prior to the hike. No restroom is available at our meeting location. Make sure to have proper footwear for walking through snow for up to 3 hours. A water bottle or camelback is highly recommended for the hike.
Party with the animals at Bluebird Farm
At Bluebird Farm we offer an intimate family-friendly experience for all ages. When you arrive we will say hello, go over the farm rules, give a quick tour of the property and amenities then the fun begins. There's no strict timeline, you can enjoy the 3 hours at your own pace. You can meet all the animals like our alpaca, Scottish Highland cows and calf, horses, goats, mini horses and mini donkeys. We have a small critter corner where you can hang with a bunny, ducks, a tortoise, guinea pigs and chickens. Mini horse rides are available for kids (75lb weight limit) and a hayride is available for everyone! ***mini horse rides and hay ride NOT included on discounted weekday tours*** Kids can roam and use their imagination at the outdoor play area. There's a mini farmers market, play house, flower shop, garage with power wheels, mini garden, mud kitchen, sandbox and swings. Make sure to bring your own lunch and snacks. Between the activities you can sit down at the picnic tables and enjoy your lunch under the oak trees. There's an outdoor hand washing station and bathroom available. We ask you please wash your hands before and after petting and feeding the animals.
Private yacht class boat tour on Lake Tahoe
Private yacht class boat tour on Lake Tahoe for up to six guests Cost is $600 for two hours. We meet at the Tahoe keys Marina after going over safety and rules we get on board and I will be your captain and narrator for a two hour boat tour following the shoreline from the Marina through emerald bay to DL Bliss state park, Rubicon Estates, Sugar Pine Point and back to the marina. See Vikinsholm, Eagle Falls, the tea house on Fannette Island,the cliffs of DL Bliss state park and Rubicon Estates all by boat instead of fighting traffic and Hassle with parking. Meet me between “the fresh Ketch “ restaurant and the boat ramp inside the tahoe keys marina . Look for my sign “ Tahoe Emerald Bliss Boat Tour” your welcome to bring whatever you like to eat and drink please wear sunscreen and bring towels if you plan on getting in the water
Private mountain bike tour Waranerosa bike park Murphys ca
Private mountain bike tour, and lunch. Experience Warnerosa mountain retreats private guided mountain bike tour. The morning will start with a 2-3 hour Mountain bike adventure throughout 80 acres of private mountain biking trails. Enjoy nature beauty and magnificent views of Warnerosa. Bike and ebike rentals are available through Mountain Aloha bicycles. The tour will end with provided lunch and beverages.
Afternoons at an Alpaca, Goat, Horse and Sheep Farm
Mornings are busy at Hacienda de las Rosas! Come join us for a one of kind experience at our 5-acre farm in the quaint town of Exeter, California. Bring your farm attire, mud boots, camera, and a great sense of humor; you are in for a treat! You will be surrounded by picturesque pastures and majestic mountains as you say good morning, feed and interact with our furry farm friends! During our tour, you will hear about how we became farmers, dreamers, and animal advocates. We will share our animals' stories, how we met them, and fell in love with each of them. In addition, you will learn about animal care. During your morning you will meet our farm family which consists of: 6 alpacas-Mio, Paco, Orlando, Kloe, Annie, and Rosie 5 goats-Daily, Violet, S'mores, Sunshine, and Latte 2 sheep-Iris and Cocoa 4 horses- Amos, Jag, Charlie, and Shawnee 5 dogs- Ripp, Lily-Rose, Mimoso, and Bonbon 1 cat-Cassie and 5 kittens 2 rabbits-Peter & Peaches and their newborn bunnies We will feed all of our animals, provide them with clean water and even some treats. We will give them a lot of love and attention and wish them a great day! We will end our day with cool, country tea and fresh baked cookies as we say goodbye to our new far friends! We will provide with ideas on how you can help animals in your community; one animal at a time, we can make a difference together!
Chickening, the basics of chicken keeping & poultry breeding
We will teach the basics of poultry keeping, talk about different bird species, view physiology and reproductive traits, explain showmanship for exhibition, and explore breed standards per the American Poultry Association’s publication “Standard of Perfection”. This experience will start by touring our urban farm and seeing how our organic operation supports our poultry breeding and egg production businesses. We will showcase the seasonal requirements of chicken keeping and how following the tune of nature keeps our animals healthy, happy, and reproducing top show quality animals. Guests will be able to see all stages of the poultry life-cycle from egg, incubation, brooding, and free-ranging, to breeding for standard of perfection, harvesting and culling, all the way to the end stages of life for production laying hens. Private groups will receive a tailored experience, which will highlight their interests or concerns in chicken keeping, and provide more in depth explanations to their personal questions. Please request a private booking if you would like a one-on-one consultation.
Alpaca Experience - Learn and Hike with Furry Friends
Less than a 30 minutes from Monterey Bay, this experience, for 12 years olds and up, includes learning about alpacas then a trek/hike around the farm while leading your own alpaca! We begin in the Tuscan inspired barn, housing our horses and friendly donkey, "Jack". "Alpacas 101"-a 45 minute interactive talk regarding: origin, use, fleece, biology, breeding & behavior, helps you become an "Alpaca Expert"! Next each person pairs with an alpaca to start our trek. The trail starts through a wooded ravine, across a bridge, then adjacent to a 2,000 acre ranch where you will see beautiful vistas of the surrounding hills and mountains of Carmel Valley. We stop under a large oak trea for refreshments where we interact with the alpacas. Continuing on the trail we go back to the pastures, passing horses, alpacas, goats and more stunning views of the Valley. There will be ample opportunities to engage with your furry friends and take photos of the landscape as well as the alpacas. Other things to note: the Alpaca Trek is not suitable for children under 12. Must be able to physically walk/hike up a moderately sloped trail while leading 150+ pound alpaca. Wear proper shoes for hiking. Running shoes/sneakers are ok. We will still go on the trek if there is light rain-so if this is the forecast bring rain hats/ponchos. Be sure to bring your camera or smartphone to take lots of photos!
Weinberger Homestead in Silicon Valley
Welcome to the Weinberger homestead, we look forward to hosting you here! We are a small private family petting zoo, all animals are rescued and there’s no wild animals. They are part of our family so we’d love to share the love of animals with the world! Here’s what you can expect from this private, unique experience: 1. You’ll learn about different animals throughout the tour, and interact with them intimately. 2. We’ll have a few stops during the tour to check out our peacocks, goats, sheep, chickens and ducks. We will also stop by our home garden to teach you how to grow vegetables. We’ll do a fun quiz with you to learn about different animals! 3. We’ll prepare the food you can use to feed different animals, so you don’t need to bring any food. For your safety, pls wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Everyone needs to wear mask on the homestead. 4. The whole tour will last 45 mins to an hour, you’ll have enough time feeding/petting different animals , ask questions and also take photos. 5. For birthday parties we provide one hour farm tour and options for additional time for birthday party with your guests. We have a beautiful outside patio area that will be decorated with birthday theme - you’ll be able to bring your own food for birthday picnic in the farm. Contact us for more details! Thank you! Best, The Weinberger Homestead
Hive to Spoon - Honey Bee Experience at Urban Farm
Experience the wonder of honey bees in a beautiful, urban farm setting! Bees are important to our environment and I want to help you learn more about how bees live together in the hive and function as a superorganism. Is your preferred date sold out? Message me! After touring the urban farm and spotting the many pollinators busy collecting nectar and pollen on the flowers, we will move to the honey bee hives where you'll suit up and become a beekeeper with me. This experience is fun and engaging for anyone curious about the secret life of bees or connecting with nature. You don't have to be interested in becoming a beekeeper to have a great time. You will see the bees up close and personal as you hold bees in your hands and look inside the hive. I'll point out the different jobs the bees are doing, explain how they make honey, show you the baby bees and maybe even spot the queen. We'll conclude with a honey tasting including seasonal fruit so you can taste the honey made by the bees you visited. During the honey tasting held near the greenhouse and orchard, we'll talk more about bees, pollination and honey. Other things to note: Please wear full length pants, socks that completely cover ankles and closed-toe shoes. Let me know of any bee, food or honey allergies. You might consider wearing unscented sunscreen and bringing a hat for the farm walk.
Lake Tahoe Beach Day near Zephyr Cove
Your "Lake Tahoe Beach Day" begins as early as 9:00am & lasts up until 5:00pm With this very "unique" experience you will have the luxury of having the "Prime Spot" on the beach ready & waiting for you, your friends & family. All you need do...is show up! When? Anytime you want! No longer stress about getting the "Best Spot" on the beach! I will do that for you. In addition to this, we also supply you with all the gear you will need! For Groups of 1-5 persons: 1 Tandem Kayak & 1 SUP Board 6-10 persons: 2 Tandem Kayaks & 2 SUP Boards Plus each group upto 5 gets 1 of the following. Groups of 6 or more get 2 of the following: Canopy with Shade wall Table Cooler Adult size Snorkel Set PLUS each guest receives: 1 Beach Chair 1 Beach Towel 1 Blanket 1 Life Vest These items will be set up and ready for you by the time you arrive. You will have until 5:00 to enjoy the day. If you decide to leave earlier, we just ask that you let us know 1 HR before so we can be there to pack up the beach gear in a timely manner. Best part of this deal...you may fly or drive in from any part of the world and have these Luxury Beach items already here for you! Bar & Grill w/ Bathroom within walking distance. About 200 yards. NOTE: Walking back to car is somewhat a steep path for about 100 yards. Not too difficult for most people, however, worth mentioning.
Tahoe Snowshoeing for families and beginners
On this beginner snowshoe adventure, we will be hiking with snowshoes, immersing ourselves in the forest on a homemade secluded winter trail. This activity is perfect for those wanting to explore outside this winter but not wanting to commit to a big hike. Starting, we gather our equipment, have a brief introduction, then hit the trail. We will spend the first half of our experience hiking up 200-500’ (depending on the group) in elevation at a relaxed and enjoyable pace. Up the mountain, we go through uninterrupted Tahoe National Forest. Guiding through the alpine scenery your guides will be sharing stories of the area, history, as well as local flora and fauna. Roughly halfway, we find peaceful open meadows covered in snow. As we explore, reflective light from snow crystals flicker with every step. We meander down the hill enjoying mountain vistas of the surrounding area and ski resorts of Palisades Tahoe. This hike is a perfect outing into the Sierra Nevada mountains. We return back to our vehicles finishing a loop trail. Due to the seclusion, seeing another person is highly unlikely. So step off the beaten path and allow us to show you a true mountain outing you won’t surely forget. This hike is considered a beginner in difficulty and best suited for kids 7 years and up