Monday, April 30, 2012

Calling all Future Pioneers!

The last general homesteading workshop I hosted here was such a hit, I want to do it again. So on July 14th, there will be a nice mid-summer mini-workshop and homesteader gathering here at Cold Antler. This is a great introduction to growing food and raising livestock in small spaces. The workshop will cover raised-bed gardens and starting fool-proof vegetables for beginners, chicken 101, rabbit 101, and also cover the basics of sheep and goats (ideas about housing, breeds, fencing, and what living with multi-stomached animals is like).

This is not an in-depth class but what you need to get started, as well as hands-on experience with things like judging breeding doe rabbit stock and milking a goat on a stanchion. Enjoy a casual but informative day that will include farm tours and an after-party. There will be plenty of things to dip your toes in and fine people to ask questions with.

Skills like basic canning, bread baking, and a brief introduction to homebrewing (a talk and supply overview, not cooking demo will be discussed. Bring along notebooks and business cards, heck, bring along your knitting projects too. This will be a great beginner's day.

This is a lowered cost, afternoon workshop. There will be no meals offered between the paying hours of 1PM-6PM, so pack snacks if you think you'll feel famished. I'll supply bottled water! When it is over you are welcome to stay for a private campfire party out behind the red barn near the bubbling brook. The fireflies should be out in full force and that will be a beautiful sight. If you have an instrument bring it along! I'll be fiddling, you can bet your best milk cow on that natural fact, Jack.

4 Comments:

Blogger MollyKnits said...

I wished I lived closer. This sounds just like what I need.

April 30, 2012 at 10:12 PM  
Blogger kwdiving said...

Are kids welcome? Mine are 13 & 15(boys). And what is the fee. Glad to read that you ended up riding yesterday, kilt and all!

May 1, 2012 at 6:13 AM  
Blogger Jenna said...

Teens and babies are okay, but anything in between is a pony kick waiting to happen!

I was thinking 60.00 a person for the whole 1pm-till folks head out after the campfire

May 1, 2012 at 7:11 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

Do you happen to have a teleporting machine? :(

May 1, 2012 at 2:45 PM  

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