Friday, January 2, 2015

New Workshops! WIN A BANJO!

Here is a list of upcoming events and workshops at the farm! Some of they are this year's dates of annual events and some are brand new workshops. All day-long workshops are $100 and paid for via paypal to reserve the spot. Weekend events start at $200 and things like fiddles, bows, or other sundries cost extra. For example Fiddle Camp and Arrow's Rising are $350 a person. All workshops are non-refundable, but if you can't make it you can come to any other workshop at any other time of the same value or use that money towards a larger event like Fiddle Camp or Arrow's Rising.

1. Spring Fiddle Camp! March 28th-29th 2015
March 28th and 29th, a Saturday and Sunday, will be the date of the next two-day Fiddle Camp. This is a workshop for people who love the sounds and songs of the country fiddle and feel they could never learn. It is for people who have never held a fiddle, can't read music, and feel they are too hopeless to even try. Nothing could be further from the truth! In three years of hosting this workshop I have taught many people (left and right handed, to boot!) to begin playing tunes for themselves at home. You will not leave sounding like Charlie Daniels, but you will leave knowing your first scale, your first song, and all the tools you need to teach yourself at home without expensive lessons. If any of you out there did attend a camp in the past, please share your experiences here for those who aren't sure they are suited for it!

2. May Fiddle Day Camp, May 2nd 2015
Same as the weekend long event but just one day, less curriculum covered, but the basics are all there.  Great option for folks who can't make a weekend out of it but want to learn!

4. Backyard Livestock May 23rd 2015
More details soon, come for a day dedicated to the animals, systems, and bounty they provide on a small scale. See what a small space such as this has achieved with pigs, sheep, goats, geese, turkey, chickens, horses and more. This will give beginners and city folk a detailed idea of everyday effort, expenses, and chores as well as time commitments and started small: chickens and rabbits. Specific attention will be spent on animals YOU Attendees would like to talk about so let me know in advance what to prepare!

5. Arrow's Rising 2015 June 20th-21st 2015
Ever wanted to learn archery? Hold your own longbow? Shoot in the forest at targets below you and through brush in the woods? Arrow's Rising is a weekend for folks of all shapes, ages, and sizes who want to learn traditional archery and go home with not only a new skill, but their very own handmade longbow made by a U.S. Veteran and craftsman! There will NOT be a fall version of this, so this will be the only archery workshop in 2015.

6. Clawhammer & Frails! June 27th 2015
More details soon, but this is a beginner's day event for Old Time Banjo! Learn the basics of the strum pattern, your first song, and the company of other beginners. It is a BYOB (Bring your own Banjo) event but if you are clueless about what to buy I can offer suggestions and advice. And if you are one of the first five people to sign up you will be entered in a drawing of those five to WIN A BANJO, so you don't even need to buy one or borrow one for the event! The banjo will be this one!

7. Indie Days!
It’s the chance to come to the farm and hang out for a whole day to talk, learn, ask questions, or just see what life on a farm with this many animals is like? It’s just you and me. Or you, me, and your best friend or spouse or teenage daughter or son. Point is it’s a tiny group and just for you. You can schedule it in advance or make it an Indie Weekend.

AND GUYS! If you want to come to at least one camp, consider buying a Season Pass. They are on sale now for $300 and that money goes straight to supporting this farm and keeping it going. The sale is only good until Friday, but it gets you every single workshop here, held within a year of purchase, INCLUDING camps and weekend events (but doesn't cover bows or instruments). So instead of coming to just one event like Arrow's Rising 2015 for $400,  reserve your spot now with your season pass, pay for the bow later (up to three months before event) and enjoy all these workshops and more a they appear between November 2014-2015!

To sign up for any of these:


Blogger Rebecca said...

how I wish I could drop everything and come up to for veryork for your Yuletide cheer workshop! It makes me long for A book with glossy pictures describing your annual celebrations, and heck all of your Wheel of the Year celebtations ;)

November 20, 2014 at 7:41 AM  
Blogger Jenna Woginrich said...

Not a bad idea!

November 20, 2014 at 10:46 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Oh Yule and banjo! My friend is getting married banjo day :/

November 30, 2014 at 3:40 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

This post scared me for a minute as its next fridays date! ;D

January 2, 2015 at 12:38 PM  

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