I was SO excited to go to this creamery. We booked weeks in advance for the "tour" thinking we'd be able to see how the milk was made or milkings or some of the behind the scenes workings of the farm....But No such luck.
Once parked, (super small parking area, we had to double park blocking other people in which made us nervous), we paid the small fee of $6 each and waited outside. While waiting for staff to meet the group you pretty much got to see all you were going to see. There was a sweet baby heffer in a cage to pet and a couple of rabbits and birds in cages that you could look at. The field across the street held their pregnant cows so you could cross the street to get a closer look at those.
Porta potties were available as was a self pump hand washing station. There were picnic tables in the shade for sitting and later, for ice cream eating.
The hayride went about 1/2 mile up a dirt road and back, stopping four times to look at a few cows here and there and the farm owner's mini donkeys. It was the same road we had driven in on so we'd already seen these stops so it was a bit of a disappointment. There was ample Time to ask questions and the woman was knowledgable though there wasn't much presented so there was not much to discuss.
There were many "rules" for the hayride about touching the hay and turning around and talking that as a teacher and a mom were beyond the safety rules necessary. It kind if took what fun there was to be had out of the hayride.
After the drive up and down the driveway/road, we disembarked and each child was allowed to put his or her hands onto the bottle to feed the calf for a few seconds. (While the woman held it) it was rushed because the cow was a fast drinker and there was only one bottle.
You then had the option to pull on a fake udder under a barrel painted to look like a cow into a bucket. (Though during all of these short stations there were again a lot of rules about staying in a line and on certain areas of grass etc. when really there was nowhere to wander off to.)
The BeST part of the tour was once we were seated we were each given a hoodsie size cup of vanilla ice cream to enjoy. (With a little wooden spoon) The ice cream was wonderful...beautifully rich and indulgent!
In my opinion you could skip the "tour" since you see the exact same things driving in and as you sit to eat the ice cream. Anyone stopping in can put the baby cow and look at the rabbits and turkey.
We drove an hour and a half each way... And we were disappointed. If you live within a few minutes the ice cream would be worth a quick trip... There were assorted flavored inside to buy.... But I would not suggest this for a family or field trip.