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which is the ministry part of our farm
Whispering Pines is a family owned working farm and licensed Grade A Raw Goat & Sheep milk dairy and cheese making facility. Farm Tours available by appointment. Great for the children! The fee for a Farm Tour is $5 per person with a $20 minimum fee. You can add a pony ride to the tour for an additional charge of $20 per child.
We have great horseback riding programs for riders as young as 2yrs of age. We call it, Mommy & me, but often times, it's Daddy and Me or Grandpa and Me! January and February sign up now.
Weekday Winter Riding Classes for Children 9-11yrs old Starting after January 7th. Riders 12-15 yrs old Starting mid-January.
text- 864-360-3222 to sign up.
Information about Birthdays at the barn and riding lessons are listed under Services link.
We Also offer One-time rides by appointment. This is an arena ride with instruction. The fee is $40 per half hour. A great way to have a fun and safe ride on a horse with someone to help you with the basics. For appointments- text- 864-360-3222
We have cheese making classes too. Contact us to set up a lesson on cheese making or to reserve a cheese making kit!
We have some very special events coming up in February
(details on the event calendar)
Goat and Sheep Basics on February 4, Saturday, at 2pm
This Clinic will teach the basics of care and prepare all those volunteers for helping with the lambs and baby goats coming in March!
What to Expect When You're Expecting --Baby Goats and Lambs!!
February 18, Saturday, at 2:30pm
This Event teaches pre-birth care, during labor and delivery and post-birth care of the baby goats (kids) and lambs. We will have this class rain or shine as we will be in our classrooms and set up in our indoor arena.
The Farm Store will be open.
SC Sheep and 4H Club members will have a discounted fee. Reservations are necessary.
Our Farm store has great gift selections made right here in SC! We have our Goat or Sheep milk soaps- some are beautifully felted! Healthy for your skin!
DIY kits for Sheep Wool Pillows, Felting soap or Cheese Making kits!!!
If you buy a cheese making kit and want to make more, You can buy the milk and we throw in the culture!
We have Heirloom Quality Sheep Wool blankets and beautiful 'every day use' blankets too!!! All made from our lovely sheep wool.
Our Artisan Cheeses make extra special gifts too.
Gift certificates available for the Farm Store, Horseback Riding, Farm Tours, Cheese Making Classes and more!!!
Experience Life on the Farm! Be a part of a family farm! We have so many activities for the whole family, school or daycare. Come and see all the baby cows, lambs and goats. Learn about our 4H Dairy sheep and goat club for children, our horse riding camps and classes, Take one of the many tours and see a working Dairy, a cheese making facility- We’re the only licensed Sheep dairy in SC! We also have horses, cows, goats, chickens, goats and sheep- learn how to start your own farm. you can purchase farm animals here. Learn about our homesteading and farm mentoring programs. Sign up for volunteering!
We use our wool to make blankets, yarns, craft kits, soap sweaters and more!
Check out the Farm store to buy our Farm Fresh cheeses, Goat milk, Kefir, Yogurt, eggs, meats and our very own wool products and more!
Special new product!- our very own- raised here- Black Angus Beef!!! ready to sell- 8/25/16- check prices on the Farm store page! While it lasts!!
Support your local farm!!
Our Location : 206 Adams mill rd. Mauldin, SC 29662
More about our Farm store- We sell the products that we produce as well as some from other local farmers. Many products are non-GMO, or Organic, but all products are wholesomely raised, no growth hormones or antibiotics and free range. We have ground lamb and chops available now- just in time for grilling out! Our very own Pastured beef available 8/25/16- while supply lasts!. Buy local! We're proud to be Certified SC Product!
Our Farmstead cheeses, eggs, meats, yarn, wool rugs, blankets and soaps- all from our sheep, goats and the hens! Help support the farm!
We're here most of the time but we might out working with the livestock. It's always best to give us a quick text to see what we're up to before driving over- 864-360-3222. We're closed on Sundays.
We've just started a fund raising campaign for supporting some of our programs and updating equipment. We have a donation page and a ministry tabs. Check us out.
Here's the link-
Our 4H Dairy sheep and goat club meets on the 2nd Thursday at 10:30am and Saturday at 2pm each month. Meeting dates and times can change- email or text to confirm date and RSVP. Updates are posted on the Face Book page. Fee is $10 per year. The membership form is on the 4H page. Forms need to completed and fee paid before attending. Meetings are for 5 yrs and up. Here at Whispering Pines. Lots of hands on learning. Extra clinics each month, which may have additional fees. For more information, click on the 4H link on the above menu.
We're celebrating our 35th year of caring for people and our animals!
Our farm animals include horses, Dairy sheep, Dairy goats, cows, rabbits, chickens and more! We have a great riding program with beginner classes, Mommy and Me and advanced classes. Enjoy all the pages on the site by using the menu above. The Services page gives a detailed list of lessons and birthday party activities for your family, school and/or church group including prices. We have a list of new field trips at the bottom of this page.
We're part of South Carolina's plan to help people learn about Agriculture. Our Farm tours will now offer a passport, which we will stamp for farm tours. You will be eligible for SC Agritourism hats, shirts and more!
Be a part of our farm family. Tell your family and friends about us. Spread the Word! Click on our Facebook link and 'like' our page. Enjoy our pictures of the animals, children, current events and announcements on our Facebook page.
New Field Trip Series
New Field Trip Series for Schools, Churches, Home School, Co-ops, and Day cares.
We have some field trips that follow the School State Standards. We have such a great variety of farm animals, class rooms, teaching tools and experience all in one place that one field trip might not be enough!
Social Studies Standard- 1-1.4-How do farmers use the land? We will identify the different plants used for forage at different times of the year. Learn the different stages of plant growth. Tour the hay barn, feed room, care for chickens and experience milking in the dairy parlor.
Science Standard- 2-2.1. The Basic Needs of Animals for Energy, Growth, and Protection. This tour will focus on the Dairy sheep and goats. These Ruminants have special food requirements during different stages of life. We have baby animals in the spring. What a great time to learn about birthing, growing, developing and so much more! The mamas need more nutrition, babies have their requirements too. We plant seasonal forages that we can explore and identify in the pasture. Lots of hands on learning! Younger children will have craft opportunities. Older children can learn the basics and how to assist during lambing/birthing.
American/ SC history- American Heritage Tunis sheep were given as a gift to George Washington, sheep were on the White House lawn! SC plantation owner saved Tunis sheep from extinction!
Pioneer Days- How did the early settlers manage? Learn about making wool blankets, cheese, soap, churning butter, milking dairy animals. Horsemanship basics. Pack animals- donkeys and goats!
Christmas at the Stables- the field trip. The Christmas story with your group participating! So much fun. Great for the younger children!!!
Horse Lovers- all about horses- Care, Feeding, Safety, Grooming and more. This meets some badge requirements for Girl Scouts.
Dairy days- learn all about milk-where it comes from and what we can make with it! The topics covered depend on the age group.
Cheese making 101- Learn the basics of cheese making. The topics covered depend on the age group. Take home cheese kits need to be ordered in advance and are not included in the class fee.