Hills, Hay & Herding

Duration: 2.5 hours

Location: Central Coastal Drive/Red Sands Shore

Admission

$75/pp

2-4 people

Admission

$60/pp

5-10 people

Daily from June 15 - October 15 from 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm.

Tour capacity is 10 guests.

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Help local farmers herd over 300 sheep from pasture to barn along the hilly island countryside.

  • Meet farmers Rusty Bittermann and Margaret McCallum on their 300-acre farm.
  • You'll help them prepare the barn with fresh bedding, water and hay for the late afternoon return of animals from pasture.
  • Along with their beautiful Great Pyrenees dogs, you'll herd roughly 270 sheep and lambs back to the barn.
  • Witness an exceptional example of sustainable farming where humans, animals and nature all work closely together.
  • Also, get the opportunity to see three different breeds of rare heritage cattle on pasture.

Bookings need to be made 24 hours in advance of the desired date in order to guarantee a spot.

Minimum of 2 people must book for this experience to take place.

Recommended to wear sturdy boots or shoes you don't mind getting dirty.

Recommended to wear long-sleeved shirt and pants.

Not recommended for those with an allergy to hay or straw.

Not suitable for those with limited mobility. Guests will walk roughly 1/2 mile.

Not recommended for children under 5.

Experience will run rain or shine. Exception made for heavy rain.

The experience will take place on the 300-acre Rustaret Farm located in Shamrock, PEI.

Be prepared to get your hands dirty As you will be helping prepare the barn for the animals’ return, expect some physical exertion.

Learn all about the “virtuous circle,” a way of farming where the grass is grown to feed animals that produce manure that feeds the soil to grow the grass…and so on.

​Meet all their unique animals — Belted Galloway, American Milking Devon and Kerry cattle, as well as Wiltshire Horned, Polled Wiltshire, Wiltshire/Dorper cross and Katahdin sheep.

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Do I need to purchase tickets in advance?

Yes, advance ticket purchase is required. Events typically sell out quickly. To maximize your chances of getting the date, time, and number of tickets you prefer, please book well in advance.

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"Actually working and meeting people that have a different life from me gets me out of my space and into something really different … It's fun to just dig in and get a good workout."

Heidi Sjoberg

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