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RECEIVE A DISCOUNT ON ANY WORKSHOP

20% Discount applied to any of our workshops below when you book accommodations with us

Timber Frame Cottage

Learn to Build Your
Dream Timber Frame Cottage!

Are you passionate about creating cozy, sustainable spaces?

Join our 5-Class series on Timber Frame Cottage Construction and unlock secrets to crafting your very own retreat in the woods.

  1. Materials Selection: Understand the best wood types and tools needed for timber frame construction.

  2. Foundations and Layout: Master the art of creating a solid and level foundation for your cottage.

  3. Joinery Techniques: Dive into traditional joinery methods like mortise and tenon, dovetails, and more.

  4. Finishing Touches: Explore interior finishes, windows, doors, and sustainable design choices.

  5. Roofing and Insulation: Learn how to protect your cottage from the elements and keep it cozy year-round.

Every Class Features Hands-On Practice: Get your hands dirty with practical sessions and build confidence in your skills.
Dates: TBA
Time: Sundays 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Cost: $75/Class
Register early for all 5 classes and receive 10% off.
LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE!
Call 902-298-6852 to reserve your spot!
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Hunting & Trapping
Canning & Preserving
Foraging for Medicinal Plants

Animal Husbandry

  • Chickens

  • Ducks

  • Goats

  • Other Small Livestock

Animal Husbandry

Bushcraft

  • How to survive in the woods

WORKSHOP: BUSHCRAFT

Join Darrin Swinamer & Sterling Rae to learn how to survive if you ever find yourself lost in the woods. Sterling is a Scout Leader with 30 years experience and has taught many basic survival courses to Scouts, Girl Guides, School Groups etc. teaching them how to light fires, cook and build shelters to protect themselves in all types of weather ranging from -25º to +30º without incident.


Date: TBA
Time: TBA (13 hrs)
Cost: $35/pp

Bushcraft

Gardening
(Seasonal, begins in May, ends on or around September 30)

  • Seed Starting

  • Transplanting

  • Pest Control (Natural)

Gardening

Hunting & Trapping

  • Learn how to identify animal tracks and trails

  • Proper trap setting

WORKSHOP: TRAPPING

Join Darrin Swinamer & Nathan Lavigne this October during hunting season to learn more about trapping.

Note: Must have taken this trapping class before participating it the Hunting one on one class..


Date: TBA
Time: TBA
Cost: $35 (Full Class)

WORKSHOP: HUNTING

Join Darrin Swinamer & Nathan Lavigne this October during hunting season to learn more about hunting.

Pre-Requisite: Must have taken the trapping class before participating it this one.


Date: TBA
Time: TBA
Cost: $50 (One on One Class)

Hunting & Trapping

Canning & Preserving
(Summer, Fall and Winter)

  • Preserving Fruit

  • Vegetables

  • Canning Meat

WORKSHOP: SMOKING, SALTING & PRESERVING MEATS

Join Darrin Swinamer to learn more about smoking, salting and preserving meats.


Date: TBA
Time: TBA (2-3 hrs)
Cost: $20/pp

WORKSHOP: PRESSURE CANNING
& PRESERVING VEGETABLES

Join Darrin Swinamer for a talk on Kimchi, Sauerkraut, Jams, Pickles, Tomato Sauce, and Salsa.


Date: TBA
Time: TBA (2-3 hrs)
Cost: $20/pp

Canning

Foraging for Medicinal Plants

  • Stroll through the woods and learn to identify native plants you can find in your own backyard as well as the uses for them.

FORAGING WORKSHOP FOR NATURAL MEDICINES/

NATURE WALK

Presented by Nathan Lavigne to learn the forest and ways its foods can heal and keep you alive.


Date: TBA
Time: TBA (1-2 hrs)
Cost: $25/pp

Foraging

Harvesting Livestock

  • Correct methods for humanely harvesting small animals (on-site or at your site)

Harvesting Livestock

Tanning Hides (Seasonal)

  • Fleshing

  • Tanning

COURSE COMING UP THIS FALL
Date:
TBA
Time: TBA
Cost: $35

Tanning Hides

Leather Working

  • Tools and their uses

  • Handbag workshop

  • Wallet workshop

  • Small accessories

Leather Working
Harvesting Livestock
Tanning Hides
Leather Working
Bushcraft
Animal Husbandry
Gardening

Gauging Interest

Are you interested in learning more about how to live off grid and raise and grow your own food

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