SHEPHERD FOR A DAY


A day as a shepherd in Tuscany! What better way to experience rural Tuscany at its authentic best?!

Join us while we take our herd of cashmere goats grazing through the Tuscan countryside, and see a little bit of the Tuscan landscape reserved only for us 'locals' (and our goats of course!)

Our farm is the only certified 'WILDLIFE FRIENDLY' FARM in Europe and we promote co-existence with the local wildlife and predators, as well as sustainable landuse through the use of extensive grazing by our herd of Cashmere goats. Join us for the day and learn something new about our "KM zero"Cashmere while taking in the glorious, unspoilt Tuscan countryside

Our day starts at 9 AM (please check for last-minutes changes due to weather conditions, etc.) We will accompany the goats to the bottom of our valley and then along one or two different itineraries that pass through abandoned fields, marginal farmland, unused tractor trails, meadows and hedgerows. Grazing goats is not to be confused with hiking---we are just keeping the goats in a loosely formed group as they pick and choose the best and tastiest plants within reach. Time to slow down, take in the surrounding scenery, but more interestingly, discover the local wild flowers, spontaeous vegetation, and the frequent sightings of birds, wildlife, like pheasant, grouse, hare, and, if we are lucky, occasionally a deer or a boar. If you are a bird watcher do bring your binoculars!

We will stop at a local vineyard for a wine tasting and tour of their winery, and then a slow return to our farm. With the exception of the first and last 50 meters or so, most of the walk is flat or gently rolling, and does not require especially experienced hikers

We provide hats, herding crook, thermos and rubber boots in the event of rain. In normal weather sturdy hiking shoes are sufficient and it is suggested to wear long pants in the event we go through particularly overgrown patches

On our return to our farm we will enjoy a Lunch in the Garden of local veggies, organic sheep and goat cheeses, meats, and of course wine, dessert and espresso.

A visit to our gift shop and a cuddle with a goat or two before leaving is suggested !

Expect to be finished by 3-4 pm

We offer SHEPHERD FOR A DAY on the following schedule:

Tuesday 16 April
Tuesday 23 April
Tuesday 7 May
Tuesday 14 May
Tuesday 21 May
Tuesday 28 May
Tuesday 4 June
Tuesday 6 June
Tuesday 13 June

We will be posting our September and October schedules shortly

For costs and reservations please e-mail us at info@chianticashmere.com

Cost per person is 120,00 euros all inclusive. Children under 18, half price

Reservations only. Please contact info@chianticashmere.com in time to book your group

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