In todays world, the desire to get back to basics is becoming more and more desirable. Our hope is that you will find some of the knowledge we share a benefit to you, to get closer to your dream of a healthier lifestyle, less dependent on assembly lined, processed, manufactured items.
Our goal is to help you find ways to use modern conveniences to allow you to live the life you want to live, and raise your family with the traditions that are important to you.
Grab a cup of coffee, or a glass of tea, and join us as we share our lives, our family and our knowledge with you.
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Bean Post Farmstead, where she lives with her family near Miller, Missouri. She will be presenting information about raising rabbits, including health/ nutrition, sustainability, cost and time considerations as well as foraging, pasture, and garden planning, also seasonal considerations and transitioning away from the typical pellet diet. She has been raising rabbits for 7 years, and feeding naturally for 8 months. Joy has just begun a new blog, bean post farmstead. She is looking forward to meeting everyone and participating in some of the other presentations, especially the Bee Keeping Basics. She says, "We've been wanting bees for a long time but haven't learned anything about them yet, so we're excited!"
Sudsy Soap, Cheryl. Cheryl started her goat milk soap business 2 years ago. Her soaps contain oils, butters, fragrance and essential oils. She makes everything from a Gardeners/Mechanic Soap to a Bug Be Gone Soap. Since starting her soap business, she has added candles, lip balm, body butters, and bath bombs. She also makes laundry detergent, stain sticks and bath salts. She and Bruce live on a small farm outside of Mt. Vernon in Lawrence County, where they raise goats and chickens, and have a large garden that Cheryl and Bruce share the labor of preserving the produce. She also works a full time job for Opaa! Food Management as Director of Mt. Vernon School District and is a training director for new districts in the company. Cheryl also teaches Food Handlers Classes and Servsafe Classes in Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma. On the day of the Gathering, Cheryl will be teaching us how to safely make a basic soap from items we find in our kitchens.
I hope to have information from 3 more of our presenters to share with you next week. We still have additional rabbit husbandry, growing and using herbs, natural gardening, natural goat husbandry, dispatching and processing small game, blacksmithing and bowl making! It is shaping into a wonderful day.
The closer we get, and the more finalized plans become, the more I realize what a wealth of information will be shared at the 2016 Spring Gathering. For complete details and to reserve your spot, visit the event page or email me.