Homesteading for Homeschoolers
This is the basic plan so far and it is quite open to manipulation and flexible, so any who wish to provide input may do so. We would love to see children aged 5 to adult join us. Children under 10 will need to have an adult along to help them with the more fidgety activities.
Arrive at Good Note at 9:15 and day ends when we're feeling done or around 3!
There will be ten weeks of Fridays working out to about 2 or 3 per month. (I have kept the First Friday free as I will be preparing those days for the monthly fiddle jams). It is my hope that participants come every time so that they get a good idea of what is involved in making their own food, and develop a true do-it-yourself, from scratch, attitude.
The cost is $200 for all 10 sessions or $25 as a drop in fee. Those wishing to drop in will have to give me two days notice so that I can get any needed supplies. The price would be $5 for siblings and parents that are accompanying, likely watching more than participating, but who knows !
Each day will begin with animal chores including milking Vicky, feeding chickens, goats and buck kids and general clean up of stalls and lounging areas. The cow will still be in milk until the end of April, so most cheese making activities will happen before that. The cob oven may need firing on warmer days as well, early in the day, as it may be needed for lunch! Gardening activities are still slow this time of year but there may be tomatoes to transplant, onions to trim, and beds to prepare. We will then go to a potluck lunch, either in or out depending on the weather. The afternoons will include the following activities on these days:
Mar. 14. Sourdough Bread and soft cheese
Mar. 21. Candles and Soap Felting
Mar. 28. Willow Tray
Apr. 11. Willow Basket with wood base (possible extra costs here)
Apr. 25. Wool carding and Spinning
May 9. Wool knitting and/or weaving
May 16. Cattail Mats and Mozzarella stretching
June 13. Cattail baskets
June 20. Soap making with herbs
June 27. Chicken feast - preparing chicken from scratch!
Register by calling me! Payment on the first day. Thanks, Maryann 780-887-7167 (cell) 780-941-2341 (home)