Cheesemaking is at Bull City Farm, Goat Care is at Prodigal Farm
Virtual Cheesemaking Workshop
We're still working on the format for this class. If you would like to be kept informed as to our progress email Samantha and we'll keep you up to date with our progress.
Classes are for ages 12 and up
Suspended due to the Pandemic
Every summer my camp kid's parents ask when I'll start doing camp for adults. Well folks, this is your camp! We have accumulated a broad set of skills and experiences with livestock making a lot of mistakes along the way. During this workshop we will share the good, the bad and the ugly in an honest discussion of our journey which will, hopefully, send you down the right path on your farming journey (or warn you off before it's too late). You'll learn how to manage your forage, your animals and how to best utilize the land resources available to you.
We'll start with a general overview of our livestock (equine, hogs, cows and sheep) and their dietary needs. From there we will dive into the details: vaccinations (to do or not to do), how to give a shot, hoof care, milking cows, FAMACHA testing, guardian animals, what to look for in breeding stock, fencing options, reading your soil survey, forage plans, talking to processors and more.
We will then move on to our birds (laying chickens and turkeys) and cover: keeping chickens in town and on farm, raising turkeys on pasture, fencing options, the NC poultry processing rules and more.
This workshop is designed for people interested in farm animals even if they know they will never have any as well as those with a farm/land or farming aspirations. This class will be followed up by a second, more in depth class in the spring that will be guided by the questions raised in the first class and the interests expressed by the participants.
The workshop will start promptly at 1pm and finish around 5pm.
sausage making runs from 1pm to 5pm.
A virtual version of this workshop is in the works!