​TO REGISTER: Please click here and purchase your registration through our online store. You will need to pay the registration fee (or minimum deposit) to reserve your place in any class OR send a check or money order by snail-mail. We will send confirmation of payment, directions and class info to the email or snail mail address you specify.

All deposits paid for multi-day classes to hold your spot are non-refundable unless you

notify us at least 30 days prior to the class start date that you cannot attend.

Please contact us about Work Exchange opportunities for any of our classes!


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

2018 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.

2018 Workshops 

Animal Phat

Fun Frolic Farm

Women's Wilderness Workshops August 8-12  Women's Wilderness Weekend June 2 & 3

 These are women's only weekend skills events that will be held in Western NC! 

We will come together to explore primitive skills and ancient lifeways! Come join us to learn and share over this long weekend. 

Classes may include: fire by friction, wild edible and medicinals, plants walks,

yoga, soap making, felting, spinning and fiber arts, music, drumming,

story telling, earth oven cooking, basketry and so much more.

Registration includes two meals/day, hot showers, restrooms, cot and a platform tent. 

Please visit our website to register or for more information: www.womenswildernessworkshops.com

Cost per person- $265 to $395 ~  Register here

Brain Tanning Deerskins - September 14-16

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: 6 people - Register here




Old Fashion Goat Milk Soap Making - February 24 


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 - 10a.m.-4p.m. Bring a lunch - Register here




Dairy Goats & Cheese Making

2 day workshop ~ May 19 & 20

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 - Sat 9a.m.-5p.m. & Sun 9a.m.-1p.m. - Register here