Saturday, April 15, 2017
You'll work directly with the goat herd. Annie will provide an overview of her philosophy for keeping goats, touching on what to look for when starting your herd, natural goat health, simple remedies for common health challenges, herbal parasite control and the general make-up of a healthy animal. She will demonstrate hoof trimming since it is a major part of goat health. There will be lots of opportunity for asking questions and gaining confidence around goats.
Gaining confidence when working with goats is an important skill so time will also be spent instructing on the psychology of goat herds, and how to select the right goat. PLEASE NOTE: In 2017 there will be several Blue Rock Station does for sale.
All workshop participants will receive an eBook version of Annie Warmke's NATURALLY HEALTHY GOAT REFERENCE GUIDE.
The Full-Day Version:
Several times a year we will spend a full day working with the goats of Blue Rock Station. During this session we will discuss how to manage the herd, how to keep the farmyard parasite free, the social dynamics within the herd and the various routines that will keep your herd healthy and happy. We will also make our way to the kitchen and prepare various cheeses from raw goat milk. We will also serve all participants lunch in which we will test a number of goat cheeses.
Cost: The class fee is $100 for the first perrson in your group and $75 for additional folks. The fee includes the eBook version of NATURALLY HEALTHY GOAT REFERENCE GUIDE and lunch.Only people above age 14 please. Class size is limited to 10 students, so register early.
1190 Virginia Ridge Road
Philo, OH 43771
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