Sunday, August 19, 2012

Antlerstock 2012 Itinerary is Up!

Antlerstock is just a few weeks away and I'd like to gather all the presenters through email to talk. So far I have experts in their field talking about homebrewing beer, Nigerian Dwarf Dairying, Handmade home herbal salves, Sourdough Bread Start making and baking, Backyard lumberjacking and axe work, farm animals in small spaces, soapmaking, draft horses, chickens, and more. It is Columbus Day weekend and so far there are less then 6 remaining spots open. Parking will be a hard thing to pull off so I am hoping folks coming from the campground or Cambridge can carpool. Here is the itinerary so far

Friday NIght: Arrive at 6PM for a casual meet and greet and campfire. Not an official part of antlerstock, but a private party for folks who want to come a night early and just relax, find the farm, and get their bearings. We'll have a cookout, potluck style, so bring a dish and BYOB. It'll be a nice time.

Saturday: Antlerstock begins!

9:30 AM - sign in, morning mingling, and tour
10:15 AM - Backyard Forestry
10:15 AM - Soapmaking
11:00 AM - Sourdough Starter and Baking
11:00 AM - Harnessing up and moving logs with Merlin/Jasper
12:00 Noon - Safe Axe work, chopping and stacking 101



1PM - Lunch Break, bring a packed lunch or drive into town for a meal!
Stay for a homesteading talk under the King Maple

2:30PM - Backyard Rabbits and Chickens for eggs and meat
3:00 PM - Getting Started with Dairy Goats
4:00 PM - Timber Sports talk and demo
4:00 PM - Conversations Under the King Maple: Wrap up
5:00 PM - End of day, enjoy a drive around the WC, welcomed back for a campfire and music at 7PM lit by jack-o-lanterns. Story time and music.

Ongoing daily activities: cider pressing and pumpkin carving.

Sunday: Day 2~

9:00 AM - Horses for the homestead, riding and work
9:00 AM - Salves and herbal remedies
10:00 AM - Hombrewing 101!
10:30 AM - Fiddles and Dulcimer Overview
11: 00 AM - Pruning fruit trees and forestry

Noon - Break for Lunch!

Ongoing daily activities: Optional Tour of Common Sense Farm, Soap Shop and Poultry barn

1:30 PM - Cheesemaking 101
2:00 PM - Pigs 101
3:00 PM - Sheep and Wool for the homestead
3:30 PM - Energy and the future, conversation
4:00 PM - HIghlanders and backyard Beef
4:30 PM - Wrap Up under the maple tree

11 Comments:

Blogger Mrs. Mac said...

What a brilliant plan for your Antlerstock. I wish I lived closer.

August 19, 2012 at 12:19 PM  
Blogger redbird said...

So looking forward to taking in a little bit of fall and spending time at CAF again!

August 19, 2012 at 1:38 PM  
Blogger bookkm said...

Amazing organizational skills you must have to offer such a variety of stuff. I doubt if I will ever make it to Antlerstock but it a LOT of fun to read about.

August 19, 2012 at 2:22 PM  
Blogger pawsfurme said...

The schedule works for me! Except the horse talk and herbal remedy talk being at the same time. :(

August 19, 2012 at 4:47 PM  
Blogger Crisy said...

O my! Just want you to know 2013 WE WILL BE THERE!!! Sounds totally AWESOME!!!

August 19, 2012 at 6:21 PM  
Blogger Cathy said...

omg, omg, omg!!! Cannot wait! October can't come soon enough. Is there any small motel around to rest our heads? We saw a campground nearby but if there's a motel, we'd rather stay there.

Thanks!

The Hoff's

August 19, 2012 at 7:43 PM  
Blogger Susan said...

Have you thought about livestreaming any of the talks (or the campfire!)?

August 19, 2012 at 8:16 PM  
Blogger Susan said...

Have you thought about livestreaming the talks (or the campfire!)?

August 19, 2012 at 8:17 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

CAN't WAIT!!!

August 19, 2012 at 10:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can't make it, this year, but very much looking forward to Antler Stock 2013!!!

-Brandi

August 20, 2012 at 12:11 PM  
Blogger bellananda said...

Are you going to be emailing us attendees with directions to the farm and whatnot, dearie? :)

--Season

August 25, 2012 at 4:20 PM  

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