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The safety and well-being of the guests and staff of Sanborn Mills Farm are always our primary concerns, as are the safety and well-being of our neighbors and community. Without exception, recent and future decisions at the Farm grow from this concern. In light of recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and local health authorities to help control the spread of coronavirus, we are cancelling our April schedule of classes and workshops at Sanborn Mills Farm, including all blacksmithing and oxen classes/workshops. We are also closing the Farm to all outside visitors for April. Only essential staff will be present.

If you have already registered and paid for an April class or workshop, you will receive a full refund on registration, material costs, and housing with no cancellation fee. If you paid via Credit Card on ACTIVE, you should be reimbursed via your payment method in ACTIVE. If you paid with cash or a check, we will reimburse you with a check to the address listed on your registration. If you paid with a check and your mailing address is different from the one provided at registration, please contact Molly@sanbornmills.org. If you have any questions, please contact the Sanborn Mills office at (603) 435-7314. Also, please continue to check our website for any new announcements regarding re-scheduled classes or further postponements.

We apologize for any inconvenience this unprecedented month-long cancellation causes. We appreciate your understanding as well as our continuing relationship as we all work together to do what’s right for our families, friends, neighbors, communities, and country during this difficult time. As you know, Sanborn Mills Farm is dedicated to keeping old skills and techniques alive so they can be applied to the present and future; now, we look for wisdom and skills from the past that may help us understand and improve this new, strange present.

Thank you for your continuing friendship with Sanborn Mills Farm and for your dedication to our collective project. The community you have helped us create brings meaning and value to our staff, our families, and our neighbors -- especially now -- and it is the foundation we will build on when our classes and workshops return as soon as it is wise to do so.

In the meantime, stay safe, healthy and in touch.

Best regards, Colin Cabot and the staff of Sanborn Mills Farm

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Workshops in blacksmithing, draft animal skills, and fiber arts are offered from April to early November. If the workshops in the UPCOMING EVENTS column to the right are full, check out our CALENDAR for more listings.

If you are interested in seeing the farm, come to our annual Open House & Water-Powered Mill Demonstration day or learn how to arrange for a group tour here.

Sanborn Mills Farm is a traditional New Hampshire farm and nonprofit organization dedicated to sustainability, creativity, and preserving traditional crafts, folklife skills, and agricultural knowledge so that the best of the past can help shape our future.

Upcoming Events

  1. Forge Welding: Exploring Process and Product

    April 18 @ 8:00 am - April 19 @ 4:00 pm
  2. Oxen Basics – Full

    April 25 @ 8:00 am - April 26 @ 4:00 pm
  3. Carving Knife – Full

    April 25 @ 8:00 am - April 26 @ 4:00 pm
  4. Blacksmithing Basics – Full

    May 1 @ 8:00 am - May 3 @ 4:00 pm
  5. Blacksmithing: Tool Making

    May 9 @ 8:00 am - May 10 @ 4:00 pm