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Let the Miniature Nubian goats of Tipsy Toad Grove show you the fields, forests, and other inhabitants of a sustainable working farm in the Annapolis Valley. Get to know owners Sue and Troy as they introduce you to the unique features of the farm and share their farming experiences.

Experience Highlights:

  • Explore a small-mixed working farm on this 1.5-hour guided tour at Tipsy Toad Grove.
  • Get to know your hosts Sue and Troy, their sense of humour, and their labour of love to maintain and restore the farm originally built sometime in the late 1800s!
  • Bond with your own personal Miniature Nubian Goat as you make your way around the farm. With plenty of garden snacks to feed the goats, you’re sure to earn a great selfie with your goat-guide.


Tipsy Toad Grove Farm: 579 Messenger Road, Kingston, Nova Scotia

2024 Dates:

Every Saturday between June 8 - October 19

Every Wednesday between June 19 - October 16


Saturday Noon: 12 - 1:30pm

Wednesday Evening: 6:30 - 8pm

Price: $58 per adult (17+) + HST + booking fee, $50 per child (12-16) + HST + booking fee, $325 + HST + booking fee for Private Tours of up to six guests.

Includes guided tour at Tipsy Toad Grove with your own personal Miniature Nubian Goat.

Check availability and book your experience HERE.

Good to Know:

  • No open-toed footwear or high heels! Wear sturdy and comfortable walking shoes and clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty as we will traverse a variety of terrains.
  • Bring a water bottle, bug spray, and sunscreen.
  • Please note that our washroom facilities are composting outhouses.
  • Consider bringing your smartphone. Before your trip, you can  download and familiarize yourself with “Seek by iNaturalist” and/or “Merlin Bird ID” apps to help you identify and capture the flora and fauna you’ll see during your tour. These are usually free apps!
  • This guided tour takes place on mixed terrain including single track trails and through natural fields. They are not wheelchair accessible. Please contact Tipsy Toad Grove Farm directly to discuss any needs and potential accommodations.
  • Before your trip, please advise us of any medical conditions or allergies that may affect your ability to safely participate in this experience.
Sue Earle and Troy Turple

Sue Earle and Troy Turple are outdoors enthusiasts who came to farming later in life. Passionate about food and nature, Sue left a university job to figure out the ropes of sustainable farming. She produces spray-free vegetables which are sold through a CSA program and used as ingredients in the burritos she cooks and sells at the local farmers' market.  While Troy still works away from the farm he spends his downtime helping to make hay, feed animals, and lead goat walks. In the occasional free moments they find between fixing ancient machinery, mending snapped fence posts and squishing squash bugs, Sue and Troy enjoy mountain biking, kayaking, hiking and cooking up a storm to fuel the next adventure.