Brain Tanning Deerskins

Fire by Friction

Women's Wilderness Workshops

Felting Raw Wool

Old Fashion & Goat Milk Soap Making

Easy Cheese Making 

Dairy Goats & Cheese Making - 2 days

Animals in Permaculture Systems

Dairy Goats 101

Farm and Land Use Consultation

Private or Group Classes

Public & School Demonstrations

What We Offer

2019 Workshops 

Brain Tanning Deerskins

October 4-6 *We have ONE space left!

​AND November 8-10 ~ ONLY 6 spaces left!

3 day intensive workshop wherein you will create a beautiful hair off buckskin leather the old fashioned way using the brains of the animal to make the leather soft. This method has been used by native americans and stone age peoples all over the world for hundreds of years to create a soft chamois type of leather. You will take home a finished, smoked brain tanned deerskin.

Registration fee covers all materials, supplies, dinner Friday, Saturday and camping.

Cost per person- $250, Limit: 8 people

Hours: Fri noon to 5pm, Sat 9am to 5pm, Sun 9am to 4pm. Register here

2019 Workshops will be held 30 minutes east of Burnsville, N.C. along the beautiful South Toe River unless otherwise specified. Classes with limits are first come first serve. Please check back here as new classes will continue to be posted throughout the year.

Women's Wilderness Workshops Series

The Winter Homestead: Fire, Bones & Brew February 22-24 ~ Burnsville NC

Fiber Arts: Felting, Spinning & Natural Dyes May 31 - June 2 ~ Burnsville NC

Herbal Preparations: Teas, Tinctures & Salves July 12-14 ~ Burnsville NC

WWW Gathering ~ August 8-11 ~ Celo, NC

For more information about WWW events:

Animal Phat

Fun Frolic Farm

Old Fashion Goat Milk Soap Making February 2nd 

We will use the hot process method and learn how to make real goat milk soaps the old fashioned way... over the fire! You will have two bars of soap to take home. Class held here at the farm and will be outdoors, unless we have inclement weather. Bring warm clothes and something to roast on the fire if you desire.

Cost $55 per person, Limit: 10 people

Hours: 10am to 4pm, Register here

Cheese Making 101 & Tasting

March 23rd

If you are new to cheesemaking or simply curious about the process this is a great place to start. We will make a simple mozzarella to eat in class while we discuss cheesemaking basics. Topics will include milk sources and transport, rennet and cultures, curds and whey. We will taste 4 types of cheese and discuss the qualities of each including fresh, brined, waxed and bloomy rind cheeses.

Cost per person $45, Limit: 10 people

Hours: 10am to 2pm, Register here

Dairy Goats & Cheese Making

May 17-19

We will be milking goats on Saturday and Sunday morning for the fresh milk to use in our weekend cheese making adventure! On Saturday we will cover the basics of cheese making while we start a soft Chevre and Feta cheese. On Sunday we'll  finish and flavor our Chevre and brine our Feta for you to take home and age. We will also have a tasting of a variety of local aged cheeses to enjoy and learn from. Registration includes dinner Saturday night, all materials, supplies and camping.

Cost $150 per person, Limit: 8 people

Hours: Sat 9am to 5pm & Sun 9am to 1pm - Register here