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Animal husbandry courses

Courses and workshops in keeping poultry (chickens, ducks, geese, quails and turkeys), pigs, goats, heavy horses and donkeys. Bees too! Learn the skills you need to care for and raise these animals properly. The course may cover skills such as foot care, feeding, breeding, rearing, ploughing, using a harness and cart (for the horses and donkeys).

Essex - Next course on 7th July 2019
Course information This is a brilliant class for beginners and even advance leather workers. All materials are included and there is a choice of leathers to choice from. There are only 4 students per course so everyone receives individual tuition. A set of tools is provided for each student to use. Times - 10am til 5pm (Lunch, morning and afternoon refreshments are included in the course fee). The course syllabus You will learn to identify...
Lincolnshire - Next course on 1st July 2019
This is a half day course where you will learn how to make your own fully lined slide over the collar dog bandana, choose from a selection of our fabrics in one of five sizes All materials included, basic sewing skills ideal but not a must. We will cut the initial pattern through to the final stitch. Please register your interest. Small groups welcome and we cater for parties on alternative dates (Max 8) Diane...
East Sussex - Next course on 29th June 2019
This is an opportunity to draw hens, cockerels and ducks in the garden in a relaxed and informal setting as they free range. We will look at the birds in detail to start with, and try different media and techniques. All materials are provided but you are welcome to bring your own resources if you have a particular favourite! Suitable for complete beginners as well as more experienced artists, and I will give guidance as...
Poultry Keeping - morning course with tutor Alex Logan at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm. This comprehensive, practical course is designed to show that keeping poultry is not only pleasurable but also quite straightforward. All aspects of care, housing and breeding are covered including breed selection for eggs/meat, feeding, common ailments and diseases, incubation and rearing chicks, hen keeping and the law. You will need to bring: wellies and dress for the weather as most...
Lincolnshire - Next course on 8th July 2019
This is a half day course where you will learn how to make your own ribbon based dog collar, choose from a selection of our designs. All materials included, basic sewing skills ideal. For courses from July onwards a hot drink is included on arrival, a voucher to use in the cafe for 'elevenses' and a voucher to use towards purchases afterwards in 'Fabric Corner'. We will cut the initial pattern through to the final...
East Sussex - Next course on 6th July 2019
Would you like to know how to keep bees sustainably, on a small scale? Many people would like a colony of honeybees in their garden, and on this course I will show you how a hive works, and how to keep your bees happy and healthy with minimal intervention. Topics covered include: What type of hive Where to site your hive Overview of sustainable management Swarming Equipment needed Costs involved Plants for your bees There...
East Sussex - Next course on 13th July 2019
This is designed for people who have either attended the Introductory course and would like more information, or those who already keep bees and need to understand more advanced management techniques and methods, but within the ethical/sustainable framework This course is also aimed at those who have been keeping bees conventionally but would like to understand a more bee-centred approach. There will be an assumption that you are familiar with beekeeping principles and terminology, but...
North Yorkshire
Would you like to learn something a little bit different using our wonderful alpaca fleece? Come and meet the alpacas and learn all about them on our alpaca needle felt workshop ran by the amazing Carol Lonsdale where you will make your own felted alpaca to take home (not a real one!) Bring a packed lunch and your wellies and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Yarm, North Yorkshire.
East Sussex - Next course on 21st June 2019
A 3 hour morning course discussing chicken keeping. Learn about the pleasures and perils of keeping hens in your garden, their suitability as pets and the joys of having your own fresh free-range eggs. What you need to know if you are just setting up and their care needs. A follow-on course is held in the afternoon, covering caring for your chickens. If both courses are booked for the same day we provide a complimentary...
East Sussex - Next course on 21st June 2019
A 3 hour afternoon course - both a practical and theory session. The more you handle your chickens the more friendly they become. Some people plan to spend a lot of time with their hens and others simply like to know how to handle them should it become necessary. This course is aimed at all chicken keepers wishing to feel confident that they can carry out a basic health check, caring for and handling their...

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