Friday, November 6, 2015

Join Us For Rabbits and Wool Workshops!

Meat Rabbit 101
Nov. 14th 2015
3 Spots Left
10AM - 4PM

Taught here at Cold Antler as well as the lovely Livingston Brook Farm. This is a beginner's guide to what goes into raising safe and happy meat right at home in the form of meat rabbits! It's a whole day to learn all there is to know about raising, breeding, housing and butchering (and cooking) rabbit from your own backyard. Price is $100, or use your season pass! Season passes are still on sale, by the way and include big events like Antlerstock 2015! Consider one!

Winter Finding Wool Day
Dec 5th 2015
6 Spots Left
10AM - 4PM

This is a workshop dedicated to the basics of working wool. The class starts with a sheep in the field, learning the basics of wool breeds vs meat sheep (both are here on the farm) and what goes into raising a homestead flock for wool. We will sheer a little wool off a sheep bring it inside to process and talk all things fiber! Learn how to wash and prepare wool for spinning by hand using traditional tools like carders and a drop spindle. Try a spinning wheel out and see how it feels to move the roving through your hands and turn it into the beginnings of a hat or sweater. There will also be knitting lessons if you have never learned, and everyone who attends gets a set of needles as a thank you to take home with some hand spun CAF wool from a sheep you just pat on the head hours before!

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Blogger Goose Goose said...

I just might make it to the rabbit event. All the way from Colo, but don't tell my rabbits!

Guess what? I got an alert from my library telling me another book came in:
The following items which you have requested to be placed on hold are now available. Items on hold must be checked out using the library card they were reserved with.
Please Note: If you no longer need these items, please cancel them online. This will allow these items to be available for the next patron.
Title: The woodland homestead : how to make your land more productive and live more self-sufficiently in the woods Author: McLeod, Brett,
Barcode: 33455022821455 Pickup by: 07-21-15

You can tell Mr. McLeod his book has reached a Colo library. I will take it with me on the flight today if it isn't BIG.

July 15, 2015 at 9:41 AM  
Blogger Jenna Woginrich said...

Would love to have you! and I will tell Brett!

July 15, 2015 at 10:29 AM  
Blogger Goose Goose said...

Hi Jenna,
Speaking of rabbit events.....did you see this? From Jan of this year a conference on increasing tourism in your region.

It sounds like opportunity is knocking. The rabbit workshops are a great way to attract interest in your area.

August 11, 2015 at 10:00 AM  
Blogger Heather-Anne said...

I would love to attend but I am so far away! I would pay for a Webinar if you offered. Maybe after my sister gets married I can save up some vacation time and come out!

August 16, 2015 at 12:52 AM  
Blogger Daniel MacNeal said...

So excited for the rabbits; I can hardly wait!

November 6, 2015 at 7:31 PM  
Blogger Maine homesteader said...

You might want to check out "thrummed mittens". They are mittens that have roving knitted into them. Started in Canada and super warm. They would make a great workshop activity.

November 7, 2015 at 6:02 PM  
Blogger Daniel MacNeal said...

Had a great time at the Rabbit 101, Jenna, and learned a lot. Now I feel confident about setting up my hutches in the Spring. Thanks!

Hoping to be there for the Finding Wool day. We'll see how the overtime (AKA: Gas Money) plays out over the next couple of weeks.

November 15, 2015 at 9:51 PM  

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