Rainbow Fleece Farm open farm day?Small acreage options conferencegreenspun.com : LUSENET : Countryside : One Thread
Here are a couple of upcoming events in my area that i thought maybe some of you would be interested in....
Rainbow Fleece Farm- 10th Autumn Fiber Extravaganza This is a farm near New Glarus Wi that I got my sheep from and Patty is a wonderful person. She has been very helpful, I asked her the stupid questions that I didnt ask here. Anyway she is having a farm day selling from raw fleece to spun yarn. She also sells freezer lambs, meat, sheep skins. There will be various artists showing their talents. It is Oct 29th from 10-4 Her address is W7181 Hustad Valley Road New Glarus. Take hwy 39 from New Glarus west 5 miles to Cty J-north. to Hustad Valley Rd.
The other I thought might be of interest is the Small Acreage Options Conference November 3 and 4th at Baraboo, Wi. I went to this last year and it is so motivating! This year the speakers cover-Beekeeping and Honey production for the small scale farmer,
Uncommon Fruits and Nuts for profit in WI,
Home-grown cuisine:helping small acreage farmers follow the trend for high quality locally grown food,
Maple sap collection and syrup production
Low chemical no chemical weed control
Buying and maintaining machinery for the small acreage
Low chemical no chemical insect control
Vet tips for small scale livestock farm
Raising Native perennials and seed production of native grasses
Farming with draft horses
Soapmaking at home for fun and profit
Unfortunately there are two topics at once so you have to choose, I would love to hear them all! This is put on by the UW extension , SW Badger REsource conservaton and development and country today newspaper. It costs $40per person/$70couple More info Paul Dietmann UW extention 608-355-3250
If anyone is going to either let me know maybe we could chat! Tami in WI
-- Tami Bowser (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 25, 2000
Tami- Have fun at the conference in Baraboo. If the same people who have put this on in the past are involved you will find it very informative.I'd be there but instead will spend the weekend in Columbia, Mo. at the SmallFarm's Trade Show and Conference, another event I invite all to attend. Aside from getting good info. at these events it is nice to get the emotional boost of meeting with and hearing from people who are successfully making a life from their on farm enterprises.
-- ray (email@example.com), October 25, 2000.