You may have read about the farm tours that you are able to do while staying at Stockton Rise Country Retreat or Glencoe Cottage. We have had many of our visitors take the opportunity to do one of these. Our visitors have enjoyed the opportunity to help feed the cattle and trying to hand feed if they are lucky enough to have the cows take the hay from their hands.
From here, I take visitors on a short drive around our local area, pointing out the crops that are being grown on our own farm and on neighbouring farms. At particular times of the year, we may be able to see harvest taking place of wheat, barley, sweet corn, silage corn, carrots, broccoli, onions, pumpkins and whatever else may be grown when the visitors are here. Of course, vegetables and other crops are seasonal, so it varies throughout the year as to what crops are being grown.
If harvest is taking place, or it is close to the crops being ready, visitors may be fortunate to be able to pick some of the produce themselves. Our neighbouring farmers are very friendly and happy to allow visitors (with permission) to pick this produce on a tour.
Tours can be arranged with Patti while you are staying. Please indicate when you meet me that you would like to fit a tour into your schedule. Tours can run from 1 – 2 hours depending on the season and the mood of the cattle. The cost is $10 per person.