This month's Homestead Club at IDEA is destined to be our favorite. The club is turning out to be more info for parents, than fun for children. I was concerned about this, but we were told not to worry about it. This month, Denise, our speaker presented a workshop on "Sustaining a family on a 1/4 acre." It was full of great info for parents....AND fun for kids.
Kelly brought a goat, talked about her and milked her for us. She blew up gloves and let us get a feel for the technique.
Denise introduced us to one of her chickens as well. These gals get the daily scraps from a local school as well as their other food. Next month Mr. Steve Brown from the Cooperative Exchange Service of UA - Fairbanks will be our presenter. I look forward to hearing more about the best practices for carrying for chickens....it seems they are in my future. I've read a zillion books this month about care and coops and such....time to put some of it to practice.
I wish all of our workshops could be a bit of hands on AND informational....Talia and I are doing the last one on making bread and butter. It will be almost totally hands on. Even though I feel it's not been "fun" for the younger ones - I do know there has been a ton of really good info given out.