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Country Living Workshop

June 30, 2018 @ 7:00 am - 4:30 pm

Date: June 30th, 2018

Time: 7am-4:30pm

Location: 47779 Kidron Rd, Kidron, Ohio 44636

Price of Event: $35.00 for all day admission, $7.00 for kids

Organizer: Lehman’s

Link to tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/country-living-workshop-tickets-45251465351#tickets

Wherever you are on your homesteading journey Lehman’s wants to offer you a way to learn more.
We have curated some of the most well-known and respected homesteaders including Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms, Doug and Stacy of Off Grid with Doug and Stacy on You Tube, and many other local experts. They are excited to teach you how to raise, grow, cook, and maintain your lifestyle in your own backyard. These knowledgeable instructors use their skills day in and day out. They truly are living the Lehman’s way, For A Simpler Life.
We are also excited to present children’s classes this year! Taught by our own in-store experts and a local homesteader and his mom, this will be a fun event for your children as well! (Children are also welcome in the adult classes – standard children ticket rate applies.)
Register for the full day pass for only $35 to delve into many areas of homesteading. Included in the full day pass is a lunch provided by our grill experts and the Cast Iron Cafe. Children’s tickets are also available for $7 and do not include a lunch ticket, though we will offer a special child-friendly lunch and special price.

During registration and throughout the day there will also be demo tables set up at the event for your perusing.

The schedule for the day is as follows:
• Registration and open demonstrations
9:00am- 9:30am
• Joel Salatin Keynote Opening
9:45am to 10:30am – Session 1
• Beginners Class on Raising Chickens – AJ Miller (local Amish man and chicken expert)
• Best Produce to Grow for Food and Selling – Doug and Stacy (Off Grid with Doug and Stacy)
• Butter/Noodles/Apples Class – Lehman’s very own Mrs. BJ and Mr. Chuck
10:45am to 10:30am – Session 2
• Growing and Preserving Herbs – Karen Geiser (local organic gardener)
• Make a Profit from Your Pasture: How to earn a living while living on the homestead – Joel Salatin (PolyFace Farms)
11:30pm – 12:15pm – Lunchbreak
12:30pm to 1:15pm – Session 3
• Living the Pioneer Life in the 21st Century (Plus Q & A) – Doug and Stacy (Off Grid with Doug and Stacy)
• Fermented Favorites – Karen Geiser (local organic gardener)
• Butter/Noodles/Apples Class – Lehman’s very own Mrs. BJ and Mr. Chuck
1:30pm to 2:15pm – Session 4
• Essential Skills for Every Homesteader: What to know before you grow – Joel Salatin (PolyFace Farms)
• Raising Goats for Dairy – Deb Grey (Harvest Hills Farms)
• Helping on the Homestead – Obadiah Geiser and his Mother son
2:30pm-3:15pm -Session 5
• *TBD*
• Beginners Guide to Raising Bees – Aaron Weaver, (Local Amish man and bee expert) * this class may go until 4pm*

Learn a little about the presenters and their classes:
• Joel Salatin is a well known author, farmer and “Christian libertarian environmentalist capitalist lunatic.” The principles by which Salatin runs his farm (including sales only to local buyers, no shipping) should mean his fame stays local, but in fact the opposite is true. Thanks to a series of radical books (including Everything I Want To Do Is Illegal: War Stories From the Local Food Frontand The Sheer Ecstasy of Being a Lunatic Farmer), radical articles, radical podcasts, and other in-your-face defenses of holistic farm management, Joel Salatin’s fame runs wide and deep. Come learn from this not so ordinary farmer.

• Doug and Stacy YouTube vloggers Doug and Stacy (“Off Grid with Doug and Stacy”) have taken the homesteading world by storm. Their down-to-earth charm and common-sense advice speaks to anyone longing to throw off their stressful job and live a simpler life.

• Karen Geiser’s gardening expertise is top-notch, and it’s always provided in the neighborly, interesting, and informative fashion she has become known for.
o Fermented Favorites – Fermenting is an old topic that is HOT again. Karen will discuss how to select produce and equipment, how the fermenting process works, and the health benefits of these “good for the gut” foods. She will demonstrate making a batch of sauerkraut and dill pickles.
o Growing and Preserving Herbs – Learn about culinary and medicinal herbs that are easy to grow in the garden, various ways to use them and ideas for preserving herbs for winter use. From pesto to herbal tea to salve, there will be ideas every homesteader can use.

• Deb Gray, of Harvest Hill Farms, has been raising dairy goats since 2000. “When we got our first goat we had no idea what we were doing but over the years we learned a lot!” Growing up Deb had a pet goat and loved him! When the opportunity came along for her to get a goat – aka 4-H — she jumped at it. Her daughters were launched into a career of 4-H and goats. Her family has had many learning experiences along the way and have gone from one little goat to a herd that is generally about 30. They drink the milk and make Goat Milk Soaps and Lotions, a nicely growing business.

o At Least 5 Good Reasons to Get a Goat – Goats are wonderful and fun so in this class Deb will be going over why to get them and how to raise them.

• Aaron Weaver and his three sons manage 15 hives of bees on their land in Wayne County, Ohio. Aaron started with one hive 7 years ago and since has grown to 20 hives. Most of the hives are on his 2.5 acreage with some hives on neighboring properties to assist in pollination. Aaron’s grandfather raised bees which inspired Aaron to pursue it as well. He is constantly experimenting and enjoys teaching people everything they need to know to get started successfully with bees.
o Beginner’s Guide to Raising Bees will cover:
 Starting a new hive
 Keeping a healthy hive going
 Thoroughly understanding of the bee life cycle
 Supplies you’ll need for success
 Feeding your bees
 Extracting Honey
 Catching your own swarm
 Taste different varieties of honey

• AJ Miller, local Amish man, has his own flock of 50 hens to provide eggs for his family. He with his wife not only own Creek Valley Farm but are raising 5 boys that help with raising all their meals possible from their farm.
o Beginners guide to raising Chickens – Learn from AJ all about beginning a flock from the different breeds and their differences to what to feed your flock, and equipment to consider to how to maintain your flock. Plus ask all your questions from someone who knows chickens!

• Miss BJ and Mr. Chuck, both experts here at Lehman’s, are excited to churn butter, make homemade noodles, and peel apples PLUS make apple cider. This child-friendly class will be interactive and taught with much enthusiasm.

• Obadiah Geiser, age 9, (and his mother Karen Geiser) will share ideas of child-friendly homestead chores and projects, from caring for chickens to garden adventures. Obadiah will also bring along some of the items he grows and makes to sell as a “kidpreneur.” He will also teach the technique for spinning mini-gourds and let everyone have a try!




June 30, 2018
7:00 am - 4:30 pm
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