Brett is offering to bring back some of his usual events this year, and I'll be adding more. Here is a sampling of what will be covered at Antlerstock 2014:
Backyard Lumberjacking: Learn how to use traditional woodsman's tools to harvest firewood.
Archery 101: Safety, technique, and the love of the bow! Target practice as well.
Sourdough Bread: Learn to make starter and bake this American Favorite!
Wool to Yarn: Watch wool cut off the back of a sheep get washed, carded, and spun into yarn! Learn to do this with just some dish soap, dog brushes, and a drop spindle!
Cider Pressing: Brett will bring his cider press and apples from trees right here on the farm will be shaken, pressed, and turned into cider!
Pumpkin Carving: Pumpkins will be set at station to carve all day when you have a moment, so we will have a lit path to the campfire Saturday Night!
Herbalism 101: Learn how plants can heal!
Prepping & Food Storage: An introduction to this misunderstood but important lifestyle. It could save your life in an emergency and help ready you for worse times.
Sheep, Chicken, & Pigs: A homesteader's trio - why these animals work so well on a small farm! What it costs to house and feed them and why you should get three lambs and two pigs next year!
Barter Fair: Bring your old or well loved homesteading books, tools, crafts or wares and set them out on your barter blanket. Enjoy trading your stuff for others under the autumn sky! it's a BYOblanket event so we'll have a section of pasture just set aside for bartering and a time and place set to hold forth!
The Farmer's Horse: Learn what horses can do to make your farm, and life, better!
Goats & Soapmaking: Want to get your goat? Learn to make soap in a quick demonstration and talk about why milk soap, goats, and life on the caprine side is a little more fun.
AND MORE! I'll be getting guest speakers from the community, local writers, and experts to come and talk. Events will be added, possibly spilling over into Friday Night.
How to Sign up:
The main way is to pay for your spot via paypal to reserve it. It costs $200 a person for the whole weekend, and ALL PROCEEDS go to catching up the farm on its mortgage and preparing for winter: mostly fuel and firewood costs. Your attendance and fee is what literally keeps a roof over my head and my house warm. There are 20 spots and they go FIRST PAID - FIRST SERVED. If they sell out this weekend, then there are no spots left!
EMAIL ME TO SIGN UP! firstname.lastname@example.org
I am still offering Season Passes for a sale price of $300 a person. I offered five at this price, so if you wanted to buy one or a pair of the four remaining passes they would INCLUDE ANTLERSTOCK, and you would be welcome at any other workshop for an entire year. This includes Fiddle Camp, Arrows Rising, and anything else that is a big or small event here. Once these four remaining passes are up, season passes will no longer include Antlerstock since I depend on it so much for revenue and can't offer that kind of deal anymore.
Some notes to consider:
Antlerstock is for Adults only. No children, sorry.
No smoking except pipe tobacco (legal in NY kind)
No meals provided, but breaks for lunch in town.
No pets are welcome for animal and human safety.
No camping on site, but plenty of lodging in the area found here.
Want to come for FREE? I am looking for an EMT/Nurse/First Aid Expert to stay on site all weekend, and a yoga instructor for people who want to come at 8AM for a morning workout in the pasture. I can't house you but I will happily offer you a free pass in exchange for your help if needed and 2 hou-long yoga morning classes.