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June 2018

Working Cattle on the Farm & in the Garden

June 9 @ 8:00 am - June 10 @ 4:00 pm
Sanborn Mills Farm, 7097 Sanborn Road
Loudon, NH 03307 United States
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$300.00

Times: 8 am to 4 pm each day Materials:  Included in workshop fee Meals:  Lunch featuring our farm grown food is included Instructors:  Tim Huppe with Guest Instructors Maximum Number of Students: 4    In this interactive 2-day workshop participants will gain experience in accomplishing many ordinary farm tasks using working cattle, including hauling materials and how to plow and cultivate a vegetable garden. Participants will yoke and work with the farm’s well-trained oxen and instructors will demonstrate each piece…

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Blacksmithing: Camp Frying Pan & Trivet

June 15 @ 8:00 am - June 17 @ 4:00 pm
Sanborn Mills Farm, 7097 Sanborn Road
Loudon, NH 03307 United States
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$375.00

Time:  8 am to 4 pm each day Materials/studio fee:  Included in tuition cost Meals:  Lunch featuring our farm grown food is included Instructor: Joel Tripp   In this 3-day blacksmithing workshop students will make a large frying pan with an extra-long handle just perfect for summer cookouts and camping trips.   Students will also make a sturdy trivet that can sit right over the campfire for outdoor adventures. The pan will be forged from one piece of steel and…

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Blacksmithing Basics – FULL

June 22 @ 8:00 am - June 24 @ 4:00 pm
Sanborn Mills Farm, 7097 Sanborn Road
Loudon, NH 03307 United States
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$375

Time:  8 am to 4 pm each day Materials/studio fee:  Included in tuition cost Meals:  Lunch featuring our farm grown food is included Instructor: Garry Kalajian   This 3-day workshop is for individuals new to blacksmithing and for those with some experience who want to refresh or improve their skills. All the basics of traditional coal-forge blacksmithing will be covered.   The first day includes an explanation and demonstration of coal fire building and maintenance. Hammer and body motions will…

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Basket Making

June 30 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sanborn Mills Farm, 7097 Sanborn Road
Loudon, NH 03307 United States
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$100.00

Time:  9 am to 5 pm Materials/studio fee:  $50 payable to instructor Meals: Lunch featuring our farm grown food is included Instructor: Wendy Jensen   Long before there were cardboard boxes, paper bags, and plastic bins, baskets were used to carry just about everything. The variety of techniques used to make baskets include twining, coiling, weaving, and plaiting.   In this workshop participants will be using a basic weaving technique to make "Wendy's Field Basket."  Starting with a double spoked…

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July 2018

Blacksmithing Basics

July 6 @ 8:00 am - July 8 @ 4:00 pm
Sanborn Mills Farm, 7097 Sanborn Road
Loudon, NH 03307 United States
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$375

Time:  8 am to 4 pm each day Materials/studio fee:  Included in tuition cost Meals:  Lunch featuring our farm grown food is included Instructor: Garry Kalajian   This 3-day workshop is for individuals new to blacksmithing and for those with some experience who want to refresh or improve their skills. All the basics of traditional coal-forge blacksmithing will be covered.   The first day includes an explanation and demonstration of coal fire building and maintenance. Hammer and body motions will…

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Blacksmithing Basics

July 13 @ 8:00 am - July 15 @ 4:00 pm
Sanborn Mills Farm, 7097 Sanborn Road
Loudon, NH 03307 United States
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$375

Time:  8 am to 4 pm each day Materials/studio fee: Included in tuition cost Meals:  Lunch featuring our farm grown food is included Instructor: Garry Kalajian      This 3-day workshop is for individuals new to blacksmithing and for those with some experience who want to refresh or improve their skills. All the basics of traditional coal-forge blacksmithing will be covered.   The first day includes an explanation and demonstration of coal fire building and maintenance. Hammer and body motions…

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Traditional Painted Floor Cloths

July 14 @ 9:00 am - July 15 @ 4:00 pm
Sanborn Mills Farm Red House, 7154 Sanborn Road
Loudon, 03307 United States
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$250

Time: 9 am to 4 pm each day Materials/studio fee:  Included in the tuition cost (* a sealant will be available for purchase directly from instructor) Meals: Lunch featuring our farm grown food is included Instructor: Michele Hollick   The tradition of painted floor cloths has its origins in 18th century England. Making beautiful and durable floor coverings on canvas was an economical substitute for more expensive marble, tile, or wood parquet floors. During Colonial times in America they became…

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Blacksmithing: Kitchen Utensils

July 20 @ 8:00 am - July 21 @ 4:00 pm
Sanborn Mills Farm, 7097 Sanborn Road
Loudon, NH 03307 United States
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$250

Time:  8 am to 4 pm each day Materials/studio fee:  Included in tuition cost Meals:  Lunch featuring our farm grown food is included Instructor: Garry Kalajian      In this workshop participants will be shown a variety of kitchen utensils including spoons, ladles and spatulas that combine both wrought iron and cut & shaped copper and brass. Demonstrations will show how copper and brass can be cut and heated to soften for shaping.   Students will be encouraged to design…

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Open House & Water-Powered Mill Demonstrations

July 29 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sanborn Mills Farm, 7097 Sanborn Road
Loudon, NH 03307 United States
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Join us on Sunday, July 29, 2018 for our annual Open House! This is a special opportunity to see fully restored 19th century water-powered mills in operation. Sawmill demonstrations will be on the hour. Gristmill demonstrations will be ongoing. Come enjoy blacksmithing demonstrations in the historic blacksmith shop and the teaching studio. Our teamsters will have the draft horses and oxen out to illustrate the skills of working safely and effectively on a farm using animal power. Learn about ox yokes and why…

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August 2018

Blacksmithing: Woodworking Hand Tools – Adze & Chisel

August 10 @ 8:00 am - August 12 @ 4:00 pm
$375.00

Time:  8 am to 4 pm each day Materials/studio fee:  Included in tuition cost Meals:  Lunch featuring our farm grown food is included Instructor: Joel Tripp   In this 3-day blacksmithing workshop students will make a set of tools that all woodworkers will find helpful – a small hand adze and a chisel. Using a coal forge and standard blacksmithing skills students will expand their knowledge of how to bend and shape metal. Students will learn how to harden and…

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