Friends’ Folly Farm
It's all about the goats
Workshops require no experience – just an interest in trying new things.
Our spring (April) workshops are offered during kidding season - so an extra bonus may be to see brand new kids or even a birth.
We will present a workshop for a group of 3 - 5 people for any of these sessions on a day of your choice.
Grab some friends, pick a couple of dates & give us a call to schedule your private workshop.
Call or email us for more information or to sign up.
Your space is reserved upon receipt of workshop fee.
Full refund of fee if your cancellation is two weeks in advance of session or if session is not full.
Workshops will be offered for a minimum of 3 participants.
All sessions are appropriate for children 12 years and older accompanied by an adult.
There is a $5 discount per person for two people attending from the same family.
Getting Started Dyeing
Do you love the hand dyed and painted designer yarns you see in shops and on-line? Do you have your own fleeces but are tired of white? It’s easy to bring beautiful colors into your favorite fiber arts (spinning, knitting, felting) with a few simple techniques and inexpensive supplies & equipment. We will provide 2 skeins of yarn for you to dye and you can bring washed fleece, roving, and more yarn.
Limited to 4 participants.
What to Bring: Lunch or snack, yarn (animal fibers including silk) and/or washed fleece (can also be top or roving) you will have time to do 3-5 skeins. Wear clothes than can get stained – “grubbies”.
Getting Started Making Cheese
We’ll begin with the basics of cheese making by preparing the equipment and then making 3 fresh cheeses – chevre or formage blanc, feta, queso fresco, blanco, panir, ricotta, or herbed fresh pressed cheese. You will have cheese to taste and cheese to take home along with the resources you need to get started in your own kitchen.
Limited to 4 participants
What to Bring: Lunch or snack, a clean cloth diaper or restaurant style towel, plastic berry boxes (the green kind), plastic margarine or cottage cheese containers.
Getting Started Making Soap
All soap has two ingredients – fat and lye. We’ll explore all the variations of fat that can be used – from rendering tallow to using olive oil for vegetarian soap. Properties of filling agents from dill to oatmeal will be discussed and on-line resources for making your own recipes will be shared You will learn two cold process methods and see a variety of molds that you can use or make and you will go home with soap ready to cure.
Limited to 4 Participants
What to Bring: Lunch or snack. If you have them – small plastic margarine/dip containers