Several years ago I started teaching classes about the things I do, things I know, and what I love to do. While I am not a certified teacher by any means, I do have a large amount of knowledge and experience that I have gathered through the years doing what I love to do.
Raising the amount of animals that I do in a world that goes "against the grain" from normal agriculture, it's very hard to find good, honest information, solutions, healthcare and more. Everyday I receive emails, phone calls, and more from people asking how do I... or what is this... what can I do here and so much more. So I started designing classes to teach others so you can learn too and hopefully bring a lot of information together in one spot.
I currently do not have any dates set for classes and more are being designed as you read this. The following list shows the classes that I currently have available or am working on putting together. If you are interested in taking a class, please let me know and we can schedule a date. I prefer to have a minimum of 6 people per class and can have up to 15.
Natural Chicken Keeping
Next class TBD
This will be the start of series of classes about Raising Chickens Naturally. Come learn how to avoid antibiotics, essential materials to keep on hand, sources for chicks/chickens that don't come from hatcheries, signs of illness and what you can do, and more!
Chickens - From the Beginning
Next Class TBD This class is geared towards the beginning chicken keeper or if you are interested in raising your own chickens. It doesn't matter if you want 2 or 200 chickens - you can benefit from learning the basics. This will cover nutrition, housing, breed selection, brooding chicks, sexing young birds, health, and more.
Classes being designed (please let me know if interested)
Livestock Guardian Dog series: Locating breeders, selecting, raising, livestock exposure, fencing, feeding, care, breeding, and more. This class will be broken down into several specific classes as it's too much information to cover at one time.
Heritage Breed Livestock: The ins and outs of raising breeds of the past. What makes them different, cost effective, great for family farms, breed selection, housing, feeding, pastures, and more.
Fencing 101: It may come as a suprise that the number one thing I get contacted about it how to fence! There's no place to go and learn locally. You can look online but how do you know what will work for your farm? Through a lot of trial and error I've gotten fencing down to a science now. I actually love fencing (and no you can't pay me to do yours - I have enough to do). This first class will be an indoor class talking about fencing types, spacing, tools, layouts, and more. It'll help explain what parts of your fencing are the most important and why. It will give you a great understaning of why things are done a certain way.
Further fencing classes will be hands on actually building fencing from start to finish. Fencing 101 will be a prerequisite before doing hands on sessions unless you can prove to me that you don't need it.
What other ideas do you have for classes???
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