Spend the afternoon touring a modern day homestead. This workshop will include a tour of our five acre homestead nestled in a rural neighborhood (yep, neighborhood). We will walk you through the process of starting from scratch; turning a hay field into a homestead. You will learn about three types of fencing and see the animals they protect: electric poultry netting, hog/cattle panel installation, and four-strand, portable electric fencing. Please wear farm appropriate clothing and shoes since you may get dirty. Children of all ages are welcome with a supervising adult with one or more paid adult tickets.|
A free copy of Renewing the Countryside: WISCONSIN will be given away to every family, couple and/or household registered for a particular workshop (a $26.95 value); the free book giveaway is limited to one copy per residential address of attendees.
About The Little Red Homestead:
The Little Red Homestead is a five acre property nestled in a rural neighborhood 45 minutes outside of Madison, Wisconsin. It has been called a tiny farm, a micro farm, a hobby farm. Whatever you want to call it, the Emond-Storm family call it home. They left their suburban Chicago lot in 2014 after months of planning and designing their modern farm house. The home has all the modern conveniences with a few throw back features like a large baker's pantry and a root cellar. The Homestead gardens were designed to provide food for the family for generations to come. Perennial food crops are found mixed in beds with native plants and flowering heirlooms. A fruit island was created to mimic a natural forest with an herbaceous layer of mints, strawberries and lavender beneath the fruiting shrubs and trees. Depending on the time of year, you will find chickens, ducks, sheep, goats and pigs sharing the land with the family. The animals serve many purposes. Some are great at pest control, some are good waste processors, many provide a food source, and all are good for the soul and for the soil. Though it will always be a work in progress, the family has already begun to enjoy the fruits (and meats) of their labor.
CANCELLATION POLICY: NO REFUNDS. SOIL SISTERS has a no refund policy. You can, however, transfer your ticket to another person, provided that person is in possession of the ticket at the time of the workshop.
The Little Red Homestead (View)
W8095 County Road H
Blanchardville, WI 53516
|Minimum Age: 0|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|