Spring 2023 Course Catalog
Classes meet each Wednesday, 10 am - 2 pm
February 22: Critter Literature
We're making books, writing stories, and reading to the goats. Focus is on the creative process; writing instruction (including structure, grammar, etc) is part of this lesson. A great way for those who aren't usually fond of reading and writing to dive in and enjoy!
March 1: Planting Peas & Potatoes
We're getting that garden in! Planting peas, potatoes, and a variety of herbs directly in the garden...filling make & take container gardens...AND we're cooking up 'taters in the farmhouse kitchen!
March 8: Sheep Show Part I
This class brings together traditional skills of tanning and using skins for musical instruments and other useful items. We will also be dyeing wool using plants traditionally used for natural dyeing.
March 15: Sheep Show Part II
We're all in with fiber this week: felting and knitting, fulling and dyeing. Learning the properties of this renewable resource and making some super useful items to take home!
March 22: Sheep Show Part III
We are in the kitchen cooking up all sorts of farm to fork dishes using foods we've produced and raised. Featuring, but not limited to, lamb. Sheep Show Parts I-III focus on the importance of comprehensive stewardship, respect for life, and honoring the lives that sustain our own.
March 29: Spring in the Wild Places
Boots on the ground habitat health assessment and census! We will be in the fields and forest, gardens and wetlands, creating a digital recording and documenting signs of spring, learning about indicators, and assessing health of the environment.
April 5: Poultry Processing
This class is an abbreviated version of our standard poultry processing workshop. We've done this many times with children, but it is not for all children. Learners participate as much or as little as they feel comfortable. This is not only about developing skills but promoting husbandry, respect, and empathy.