-submitted by Shepherd’s Cross
Sheep & Shepherd Tours begin when the lambs are born each spring here at Shepherd’s Cross, an authentic working sheep farm, just north of Claremore OK on Scenic Route 66. Come to the farm and watch as the sheep peacefully graze the pastures, and rest by the still waters. The newborn lambs jump for joy and frolic in the pastures.
Sheep & Shepherd Tours:
Self-guided Tour – Donation Based
Enjoy watching the sheep in the pastures as you stroll the grounds in the visitor areas
Virtual Tours: https://www.youtube.com/user/ShepherdsCrossInc/videos
Sheep & Shepherding Guided Walking Tour – Donation-based (suggested $5 per person)
Drop in or schedule
Please Note: Walking Tour is not in the pasture with the sheep, but adjacent to the pasture per Animal Welfare guidelines
Sheep & Shepherding Guided Wagon Ride Tour – $7 per person
Wagon Ride in pasture with the flock
Must be pre-scheduled
holds 20 passengers per wagon load; ramp-loading
Covered, Sheep Wagon Ride Guided Tour – $10 per person
Covered Sheep Wagon Ride in pasture with the flock
Must be pre-scheduled
holds 10 passengers per wagon load; ladder-loading
Springtime also brings blooms in time for Bible Garden Tours. Shepherd’s Cross is home to one of only a handful of Bible Gardens in the U.S.A. Over 100 plants in this garden have Biblical references.
Bible Garden Tour Options:
Self-Guided Tours – Donation based (suggested $5 per person)
Enjoy the English Country Garden, read the placards, carry the handbook as a reference and/or listen to a pre-recorded audio tour
Available online: https://shepherdscross.com/bible-garden.html
All Tours also include the following:
Visiting the sheep, lambs, and other farm animals at the petting barn area.
Teaching Nomadic and Biblical shepherding practices.
Wool Mill Tour demonstrating combing, spinning, and weaving wool into a finished product.
The educational & interactive Farm Museum & Educational Silo.
Open for drop by visitors Tuesday through Saturday 8:30 – 5:30. Please preschedule Field Trips for groups of twenty or more (one free leader for every 10 paid participants). Picnic area available; bring your lunch with you; limited seating available. Snack and beverage concessions are available on site.
Be sure to visit our Shepherd’s Shop for a host of “woolly” and farm related items. You can find yarn produced and processed on the farm as well as roving, batts, felting supplies, knitting needles, spinning and weaving supplies.
Additionally, the shop features a mission section; purchases made in this section of the store return 100% of the sale price to the indigenous people that crafted them (countries include Afghanistan, Thailand, Kyrgyzstan, Malawi, Uganda and more).
Shepherd’s Cross is an accredited Agritourism facility, a Made in Oklahoma Company, and is Animal Welfare Approved.
Heart of the Shepherd is the non-profit 501-C3, which operates at the farm, and provides Biblically based agricultural education locally and internationally.