Old McCaskill Had a Farm

Old McCaskill’s Farm is located in Rembert, just a few minutes from downtown Camden, SC. This farm is a wonderful place to get acquainted with the ins and outs of running a small farm and to enjoy a relaxing day visiting with animals and experiencing farm life. Old McCaskill’s raises sheep, goats, chickens, cows, and pigs as well as organic vegetables.

Baby animals are a highlight! This is a day-old goat

Guided tours and limited self tours are available. A guided tour includes border collie demonstrations, visits with baby animals (if recently born), meeting horses in the stable, a walking tour of the farm where your tour guide fields questions, and much more. Their animals are raised antibiotic and medication-free. It’s clear that the McCaskill family loves what they do and wants to share it. Three generations currently work on the farm. Guests are invited to roam the beautiful grounds freely. You’ll find swings, picnic tables, a pond with a gazebo, and a root cellar as well as the animals and gardens.

Border Collie demonstration – those sheep can run!!

Every Friday Ashley (the McCaskills’ daughter) provides a homemade farm-to-table lunch from 11:30 am (first come first served). You can sign up for a newsletter and they’ll send you each week’s menu here. The food is great! There is a lunchroom for eating indoors or take your plate outside to enjoy the sunshine and surroundings and eat at a picnic table.

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A farm store on-site offers lots of farm products including wool blankets, scarves, caps, and other items produced with wool sheared from Old McCaskill’s sheep. Food for sale includes farm-produced jellies and jams, meat products (frozen – bring your cooler), eggs, canned goods, and many gift items. Ashley’s frozen meals are sold too.

Old McCaskill’s Farm store

A large vegetable garden is tended each year and its harvest allows for lots of canned goods, canned on-site. Want to learn how to can? Take a class at Old McCaskill’s. They also sell canning supplies. Check their website for more information.

The McCaskills host several big events each year.

Sheep Shearing Day

Sheep Shearing Day happens each Spring and is attended by thousands. The highlight of the day is watching sheep being sheared by professionals, but also you’ll witness their “A Day in the Life” event featuring border collie demonstrations, a grist mill, a sawmill, woodworking, baby chicks to see, baby lambs to touch, concessions, live music, and more!  Farm-fresh concessions are available. Check their website for more info.

Fall Family Farm Day

Fall Farm Day 2021 – Check website for future dates

Fall Family Farm Day is held each autumn and is super popular. Bring the whole family and enjoy live music, farm-fresh concessions, and good old farm fun! Enjoy hayrides, games, a pumpkin patch, see working saw and grist mills, watch a blacksmith, touch the animals, and more.

Country Christmas Trunk Show

2021 Country Christmas Trunk Show

Attend the Country Christmas Trunk Show and knock out a lot of your holiday gift-giving list. This event is held each year in early December. Vendors set up around the farm so shoppers get to experience the farm while they peruse the goods offered. Woolen blankets, scarves, hats, and mittens; jewelry; holiday decor; handcrafts and more. Come hungry! Food concessions are available too.

Picture-Perfect Weddings

A lovely backdrop for a true country wedding, the McCaskills offer their farm for picturesque private events like weddings. For just $2400, your party gets use of a commercial kitchen for your caterer to work from, a large dining room, two rooms in the Bed and Breakfast for the day of the wedding, access to the entire house, outdoor dancing area, and bar area (doesn’t include tables, chairs or tents). Call 803-432-9537 for more information (leave a message) or email oldmccaskillsfarm@gmail.com.

Bed and Breakfast

The Swamp Fox guest room sports a hunting theme

Each of the guest rooms has a unique hardwood floor, walk-in closet, complimentary wifi access, and cable television.  All rooms have private bathrooms. A comfortable communal lounge area is shared by all rooms and features a walk-out balcony with rocking chairs. Perfect for relaxing, reading, or just enjoying the scenery and breathing in fresh country air! Rooms at time of this publication rent for $125 – $150 per night and include a Farm-to-Table breakfast, which includes bacon, eggs and/or sausage, raised on the farm, as well as toast, grits, and fresh fruit and jams and jellies canned on the farm.

View from Bed and Breakfast balcony

Old McCaskill’s Farm

377 Cantey LaneRembert, SC 29128
803-432-9537 (home)803-600-3980 (cell)

Website here. Facebook page here.

The Farm Store is open on Thursdays and Fridays from 10am – 5pm. Lunch is served on Fridays beginning at 11:30am.

Call to reserve guided tour times and to request group tours, group luncheons, and bed and breakfast reservations.

By Kathy Gardener

Publisher at Gardener Media | Gardener Publications LLC

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