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DAPNet Annual Gathering
Cummington, Massachusetts Fair Grounds this coming Sept. 26th 27th, and 28th. Keep your eye peeled on our forum and facebook as we make plans for this fun event. Put those dates on your calender now! We are hoping to be back in Cummington one year later for a great Draft Animal – Power Field Days in 2015. There is always room for folks who would like to help us plan and coordinate these great events on our DAPNet Program and Events Committee. Looking forward to seeing you all in Cummington.
Barn Raising Conway Ma.
March 8, 2014
Come One, Come All to an Amish-style barn raising at Natural Roots Farm in Conway, MA
Saturday, March 8th. All day starting at 8:30 am
Rain date March 15th
Bring your hammer and tool belt.
Potluck contributions are welcome to help feed the masses.
Introduction to Horse Driving
March 29 and 30th in Cincinnati, Ohio
Gain Confidence in Working with horses on a Farm
Classes will include: Basic Safety, Grooming &harnessing, hitching and basic driving.
This two -day class can take up to eight participants. The fee is $175.00. Participants must be at least 14 yrs old. No prior experience is necessary.
Please Call or e-mail to register
The Green Mountain Draft Horse Association will hold its annual driving clinic at Shelburne Farms on April 12 & 13th. This two day clinic will have you out driving on the first day even if you have never driven a team before. The teacher- student ratio is usually 5 – 1. We have great teams and great teachers.
You can find the sign up sheet at http://www.greenmountaindraft.org.
The cost is $145 for both days, this includes lunch and a full breakfast on Sunday.
Green Mountain Draft Horse Association 2014 Annual Horse & Equipment Auction
This year our auction is May 3rd. Wright Auctions will be doing the inside and horse auctions. Pat Palmer will be doing the equipment outside. This is a great place to get new and used draft horse tack and barn supplies. We will hopefully have some good quality horses as well. Last year we had some solid teams for sale and some light horses.
Contact GMDHA for more info:
Auction and Swap Meet
April 24-27, Jefferson county Fairgrounds, Madras, Or. Four days of to include Harness, Blacksmith Tools, Horsedrawn implements, Carriages, Wagons, Old Tractors and MORE!
further information please contact Tammy@smallfarmersjournal.com
2014 Horse Progress Days
MT. Hope, Ohio
July 4th & 5th 2014
Fair Winds Farm
Celebrating 34 years of diversified, horse-powered family farming.
Fair Winds Farm is a 42 acre diversified, horse powered, family operated farm. We work together with our horses, chickens, sheep, goats, turkeys, pigs and perennial and vegetable gardens to feed ourselves and our community.
Jay and Janet run the farm business with the help of many others, including: daughter Erica and family (Jason, Jonas and Margaret), son Reuben, and friends Mary-Diane, John and Joe. Through the participation of each of these minds and bodies, the farm evolves to suit its farmers. We thank each for their contributions and welcome you to come and visit.
Link to events & workshop calendar: http://fairwindsfarm.org/calendar.html
Sanborn Mills FARM
Workshop 2014 General Information
Over the years we have offered workshops, demonstrations and events in the following areas at various times..
Traditional Blacksmithing for Beginners & Intermediate Smiths
Jigs for Blacksmithing
Forge Welding with Coal
Stone Wall Building
Traditional Timber Harvest
Historic Preservation Internships
Oxen Basics for the Teamster and Team
Logging with Oxen
Logging with Horses
Logging with Draft Animals
Workhorse Management (The Smooth Side to the Horse)
Breaking Ground for Planting with Mules
Water-Powered Sawmill Demonstrations & Farm Tours
Corn Husking & Barn Dance
How to Reach Us:
Colin and Paula Cabot
7097 Sanborn Road
Loudon, New Hampshire 03307
Telephone: (603) 435-7314 email: Info@Sanbornmills.org
Our workshops are small, so reserve a place early. We have four student forges for Black smithing. Tin smithing is limited to eight. Spinning is limited to six. Workshops generally cost around $125 – $150 per day depending on whether meals are included. Accommodation is $40 per night. Some materials may cost extra, too.
Please tell us if you’re interested in a particular workshop and we’ll arrange a schedule to fit yours. Simply call us or e-mail us to tell us your time preference and we’ll coordinate your availability with that of others in order to fill up classes.