Are you interested in the ‘old ways of life’ such as gardening, preserving the harvest, blacksmithing, soap making, raising chickens for eggs and more? Have you wished you still had someone to ask questions about these things? You’ve found the right place!
This is an informal get together for like-minded people who would like to share with/learn from others. This year will be like the past 12 years; we encourage folks to come Friday afternoon/evening to set up camp (and help up set up!) then socialize around the fire.
The activities begin Saturday morning and continue all day. Sunday is a day of rest. Breakfast will be served and folks will depart.
Possible events/classes: Blacksmithing (Blacksmith shop will be open all day) Cold Process Soapmaking (approximately 9 AM Saturday) Pressure Canning (approximately 10 AM Saturday) Spinning Prepping fiber for spinning Fiber Dyeing Knitting/Crocheting/other Fiber Arts Animal Care Gardening Cooking on open fire with cast iron Book Barter (if folks bring books to barter) Animal Barter (if folks bring animals to barter) Composting Making Butter Making Ice Cream
If you have a talent you would like to share with others, bring what you need.
There will be no set time for classes/demonstrations, unless listed. In keeping with our motto, “We don't have a plan and we're sticking to it!”
Potluck both days, bring what you need and we'll share with all.
We are always grateful when folks bring ice. (It is our biggest expense of the weekend.)
Primitive camping available (i.e. no water or electrical hook-ups). Central cook fire available. Hand pump water available. Indoor & primitive bathroom available. Small camper trailers are okay. Hotels available within 5 miles. Please bring your own chairs and/ blankets to sit upon. If you are camping and would like to come set up on Friday evening, please let us know in advance!
Please! No alcohol or pets.
Feel free to bring musical instruments!
There is no charge for this event. We only ask that you bring your own food to share in potluck meals. We do provide plates, cups, flatware and drinks.