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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.
New for Summer! Mommy and Me-Lil Farmer Camp, Cheese Making classes and more! - listed below!
Also, Wine and Cheese Tasting- in July!
Our physical address is 206 Adams Mill rd. Mauldin, SC 29662
text- 864-360-3222 for reservations.
Sign up for Summer Horse camp- Dates, Fees and info tab on the Services link.
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! During the summer schedule, you can book a time weekly. Usually on Saturdays. 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 -
watch our Facebook Page- click the FB link on this page
Cheese Making Basics 101
Saturday, June 24 at 1pm or Tuesday, June 27 at 6pm
This class will cover the science, basics and methods of cheese making. We will talk about the differences in cheeses and methods, but focus on making soft cheese. Tour of the dairy and cheese making facility included. Limited supply of complete cheese kits available including reusable tools. Order now, to be ready on the day of the class. Specify which milk- Sheep or Goat to be included in your kit.
The fee for this class is $50.00. The kits are $25 for Goat milk kit and $45 for Sheep milk kit. Sheep milk makes twice as much cheese as Goat milk.
Lil Farmer Camps-
Life on the Farm camp- any age child- 5 years old and younger must be accompanied by an adult. 1pm-230pm Fee is $15 per child per day or $50 for the week. The dates for this camp are listed on the Summer Camp link under services. Reservations are required.
Each day we will learn about some of the animal groups to include- Horses, Cows, Goats, Sheep, Barn cats, Guardian dogs, Herding dogs, and our feathered friends- chickens, ducks and quail! So much to learn and do!!! Every animal has a purpose, personality and a design. Hopefully, the kids will experience this as we work with and around the critters! Our goal is to teach the kids to take good care of animals, be kind, diligent, hard workers and helpful! These are some of the Life principles learned on the Farm. I hope everyone will come join us-Sharing Life Together on The Farm!!
Lil Farmer Skills-
hold a baby goat or lamb,
collecting the eggs, handle chickens and ducks
learn about the safety rules for being around the cows, horses and donkey
Learn about feeding, milking and where the food comes from!
Wine and Cheese Tasting Event TBA- on a Friday night in July
We have the only Licensed Sheep milk dairy in the whole state of SC! Come and enjoy an evening of relaxing and cheese tasting paired with wines from Italy, Spain, Portugal and Bulgaria. Some of these cheeses originated from these countries. Try a dynamic flavor filled evening with the wines and cheeses that pair well together. Other seasonal fruits and snacks to make it an extra special. ID and Reservations required. Fee- $20 per person. We start serving at 5pm. The Farm store will be open for purchases.
Our Farm store has great gift and shopping selections made right here in SC!
Goat milk, Sheep Milk, Yogurts, Kefir, Artisian Farmstead Cheeses- hard and soft, Manchego, Chevre and more cheeses!! Meats, Fresh Free range eggs-chicken, duck or quail!
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!
Support your local farm!!
Our Location : 206 Adams mill rd. Mauldin, SC 29662
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.
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.