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Join us for a day on a beautiful organic dairy farm

To learn about a synchronized, intentional way of farming.

Brujas Huayco Farm - Irquis, Ecuador (1 hour south of Cuenca)

Join us for a wonderful day to walk on the land, learn about our organic farming practices, taste delicious organic milk and enjoy spectacular, sweeping views of the Andes.

The beautiful 45 hectare farm is home to 28 milking cows and 14 young who peacefully graze the land. The well-known Voisin Rational Herding / Grazing technique is the principal practice used to care for the cows and the land. This means that the cows move to a new grazing area every day, only returning to the same spot 45-60 days later, allowing plants to have ample time to regenerate naturally so the cows have healthy, nutritious vegetation to feed on. Micro-organisms from farm soil are also given to the cows as part of their diet to maintain an excellent state of overall wellness. By implementing these holistic practices, we can ensure that the cows are able to live a wholesome life and produce the most nutritious milk possible for you to enjoy.

We’re looking forward to sharing this day with you.

What’s included:


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Round trip transportation from Cuenca
Welcome tea
Walking excursion
Vegetarian lunch
Reflective time to enjoy quiet moments in nature
Organic hot chocolate
One 300ml bottle of organic milk of your choice to take home
One 300ml bottle of organic yogurt to take home
(Additional organic dairy products available for purchase)

$30 per person.
Limited to 8 people.

Itinerary
8:15 AM - Meet at the entrance to the Planetarium, Parque de la Madre
8:30 AM - Departure
9:30 AM - Arrive at the farm
Welcome tea with an introduction to the owner, the farmers, the land, and the farming practices
A walking excursion:
See where the cows are milked and learn about the process
(We will not see cows being milked, as this happens only at 5 AM and 4 PM)
We will then follow along paths in the hills to be immersed in the land, walking through forested areas and grazing sections, as well as see where farm water is sourced from natural mountain springs
Noon - Vegetarian lunch at the main house dining area
Reflective time to soak in the views and nature
Find a spot to free write, draw, sit in quiet, or join us for an additional short hike to the top of the hill to meditate
Reunite in the main house and warm up with some organic hot chocolate
3:30 PM - Depart from the farm
4:30 PM - Arrive at Parque de la Madre

*Please Note: The farm is located at a high elevation (3,075 meters) and the walking paths are an intermediate level. We will take our time and walk slowly to enjoy the experience, but please keep this in mind for your fitness and health levels. You also have the option to relax near the main house during the walking excursion if you wish.

Wear comfortable clothing fit for hiking / the outdoors and hiking shoes / boots.
Hydrate well the day before
Bring: Mask / face covering.
Warm layers, as the mountain can get very windy and cold (jacket for colder weather, hat, gloves, scarf).
Sunscreen and a hat. If the sun is out, it can be intense, so bring protection
Water bottle. (You will be able to refill it at the farm)
Journal and pen if you would like time to write or draw during reflective time
Phone / camera to photograph the spectacular views
Cash if you would like to purchase products (yogurt, milk, dulce de leche)

Notify us with any dietary restrictions. We ask to have at least 24 hours notice

We will have you sign an activity waiver form upon arrival at Parque de la Madre

If you need to cancel your reservation due to illness, notify us as soon as possible
Do not participate if you are experiencing any symptoms of illness or feeling under the weather
We will take your temperature upon arrival and cannot accept participants who have a fever
We will be using pure alcohol as a disinfectant throughout the day

Meet at Parque de La Madre and spend the day in Irquis. Saturday 17 October, from 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM.

Erin Peacock: eepeacock802@gmail.com 096 060 4303