August Events at
Earthwise Farm and Forest
1) NEW! The Family Cow Workshop will be taking place Sunday, August 9th from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.
Cost: $75 per person; $125 for two people
in owning your own cow? Not sure where or how to start? This class
will cover the in's and outs of owning a family cow - from health &
nutrition, to breeding, milking (hand milking or bucket milker), setting up a
rotational grazing system, calf care, udder health, milk quality, raw milk sales, and more.
Items to be covered during the workshop include:
Nutrition: what should you be feeding your cow? How do you know how much she needs to eat each day? What about supplements?
Health: what are some important points in keeping your cow(s) and calf (calves) healthy year 'round?
Hand Milking and the Bucket Milker: We
will cover important points to be aware of when milking a cow by hand
or using mechanized equipment, and will demonstrate how to hand milk and
use the Bucket Milker.
- Milk Safety, Milk Quality & Testing Your Milk: The Alternative Dairy Initiative (www.americanmicrodairies.org) will discuss milk quality and explain the many services that they offer dairy farms of all sizes.
Developing a Grazing System for your animals:
Lisa McCrory of Earthwise Farm and Forest will show participants the
rotational grazing system and cover some important points in maintaining
productive pasture and a quality feed ration for your grazing
Milking Processing: What additional equipment do you need to process/filter and chill your milk for sale and/or personal consumption?
Breeds and Breeding: What are your options for milk cow breeds? How are you going to breed your cow (natural or artificial insemination)?
- Marketing your Milk:
what do your need to do to qualify for Tier 1 or Tier 2 raw milk sales
in Vermont? Earthwise Farm & Forest is a Tier 1 milk producer. We
will show you how it is done on our farm.
This workshop is being offered by
Earthwise Farm & Forest, in collaboration with Bob-White Systems and
the Alternative Dairy Initiative
2) Sign up for our Spiritual Gardening: Dowsing and Agriculture Class, on Saturday, August 29th from 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm!
Cost: $40 per person
class will incorporate the joys of gardening with some tools and ideas
to assist in connecting with the unseen energetic intelligences (nature
spirits, garden devas, elementals, etc), creating an environment of
spiritual exploration and co-creation. With the use of some common
dowsing tools, participants will
come away with an understanding of the vast potential of dowsing &
spiritual approaches to farming and gardening and all aspects of
their lives. For more information, go HERE.
3) Sign up for our Cheese, Butter and Yogurt Making class on Sunday, August 30th from 1:00 - 4:30 pm!
Cost: $40 per person; $70 for two people
Learn how to make yogurt a few different ways successfully;
learn the tricks for making delicious butter, and some
soft cheeses like Ricotta and Fromage Blanc. Lots of hands-on learning,
and you get to taste your creations. Raw milk, Cheese, yogurt cultures, and some of our farm products will be
available for sale. For more information, go HERE.
Preregistration is required for all of our classes.
To register, please call or email Lisa McCrory: 802-234-5524 or Lmccrory@hughes.net
We hope to see you at one of our classes. Please share this eNews with others.
Best wishes to All,
Carl Russell and Lisa McCrory
Earthwise Farm and Forest
341 Macintosh Hill Rd, Randolph, VT (mailing address)
Lmccrory@hughes.net OR Earthwise@hughes.net