Brain Tanning Deerskins
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
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
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 7-11 ~ Canton NC
The Fall Homestead: Harvest & Preservation October 11-13 ~ Burnsville NC
For more information about WWW events: www.womenswildernessworkshops.com
Cheese Making 101 & Tasting
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
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
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