Situated approximately 20 miles from Stanley, Long Island Farm and is a 23,000 acre sheep farm that belongs to the sixth-generation Falkland Islands family, the Watsons, who still live and work the farm in traditional Falkland style.
The Watsons farm using skilled sheep dogs and Falkland Island bred horses, milk their own cows, make their own bread, butter and cream, and use the traditional fuel peat, which is nearly obsolete everywhere else in the Falklands.
The tour begins with the rare opportunity to see a peat-cutting demonstration, and to learn about the history of peat and its influence on Falklands life. There is also a demonstration of sheep herding, using skilled sheepdogs, followed by a sheep shearing demonstration, and then a horse gearing display with an explanation of horse gear and how the farm uses horses in their work. If this has helped you work up an appetite, there will be a delicious spread of tea/coffees, home-baked cookies and savouries in Mrs. Watson´s farmhouse kitchen.
There is a two-mile long white sand beach directly in front of the house teeming with shore birds. Visitors are welcome to stroll anywhere they wish around the farm. Admire the Watson´s vegetable gardens, brimming with produce and built with timber from the French shipwreck Uranie (wrecked off Long Island in about 1829).
Guests need to bring waterproof, warm clothing, a warm hat and wear sensible shoes. Water is provided on the coach and you will receive an information brochure with a stamped postcard.