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Homesteading Skills for Survival and Employment

  • Animal Care - feeding, watering, grooming. Using products from animals (cheese, soap, eggs for scones)

    • Chickens - feeding & watering, collecting and giving scraps, collecting/washing eggs, cleaning coops

    • Goats - feeding, watering, milking, husbandry, cleaning stalls, grooming

  • Farm Building - building and maintenance of animal coops, sheds, paddocks plus other farm outbuildings

  • Farm Store - animal products, baked goods, produce from our garden and handmade items by students

  • Food Preparation & Menu Planning - Social Tea (school year) and Summer Breakfast Café. Baking in our wood burning brick oven: bread, pizza, scones for our Social Teas, Summer Breakfast Cafés and for sale in the Farm Store. Skills include research/create recipes & plan menu items, food shop. Job categories consist of Chef, Server, Host/Hostess, Dishwasher, Set-up/clean-up of food service, Cashier, Floral Arrangement

  • Canning - hand picked fruit that we processed into jam and preserves.

  • Cheese Making - using our goats' milk we make chèvre, for age blanc goat cheese

  • Grain Grinding - rolling oats for granola, bread and oatmeal. Grinding flour for bread and pizza dough

  • Yogurt Making - using our goats' milk

  • Horticulture - planting, harvesting, herbs, drying, composting, soil management, gardening outside and in
    our greenhouses

  • Landscaping/Property Maintenance - using tools like blowers, rakes, brooms, push mowers, and other
    manual tools and machinery. Pool Maintenance

  • Soap Making - using our goat's milk soap and our herbs grown & dried with grinded oats

  • Volunteering - soup kitchens, environmental clean up

  • Weaving - weaving on floor looms, inkle loom, rigid heddles to make yoga eye pad pillow covers, shopping bags plus straps and goat collars

  • Woodworking - building of birdhouses, milking stands, chicken coops and various projects

  • Ceramics- manipulating, sculpting, creating soap dishes, vases, a variety of bowls, ornaments and more.

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