Time & Location
Apr 23, 2022, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Elgin, 144 Tomahawk Trail, Elgin, SC 29045, USA
About the Event
Come celebrate Earth day at your solar powered goat dairy with Fostering Foster animal rescue and Pine Tree Hill Wildlife and Exotic Animal Rescue!
Every year on April 22, Earth Day marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. Today, Earth Day is widely recognized as the largest secular observance in the world, marked by more than a billion people every year as a day of action to change human behavior and create global, national, and local policy changes.
From the beginning of our farm we have always had a desire to create as much space for our native wildlife as possible, as well as to spend every extra second we have providing a home for animals in need, not just our farm animals.
Goats are the most widely used animals in dairy farming throughout the world. To farm goats you can fence in the forest and not cut a single tree down, unlike cows who require grass pasture.
Our goats share their paddock with songbirds, squirrels, the occasional opossum or raccoon and hundreds of toads, and insects that help break down their manure.
Our property is currently 40 acres and 30 of those acres are dedicated to being a wildlife habitat and browsing areas for our goats. This decreases soil erosion, provides homes for white tailed deer and hundreds of other native species as well as gives us humans a place to go where we can enjoy nature!
The day will start at 10am and we will have a puppy playpen with Fostering Foster to learn about their mission and how they are saving thousands of dogs a year.
At 10:30 AM we will have a goat milking demonstration and discuss the process of producing milk for a small local goat dairy.
At noon we will have a guided farm tour and then we will hear from Goat Daddy Josh about how our solar panels work and the process of getting them setup for a small business.
During your time here be sure to speak with Margaret from Pine Tree Hill Wildlife and Exotic Animal Rescue to learn about what you should and shouldn’t do if you encounter native wildlife and how you can help wildlife in your own backyard. Margaret has raised hundreds of squirrels, deer fawns, and other critters that she is able to then release back into the wild.
Of course the baby goat playpen will be open all day as will the miles of walking trails through the hardwood forest! Our chèvre will be able for cheese tasting and the lawn and forest will be open for a picnic so feel free to bring a blanket and lunch!
This ticket is for ages 13 and older
This ticket is for ages 12 and under