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Draft Animal: Logging with Oxen

October 15, 2022 @ 8:00 am - October 16, 2022 @ 4:00 pm

$275.00

Draft Animal: Logging with Oxen 

Saturday, October 15th – Sunday, October 16th

8:00am – 4:00pm

Workshop Overview

In this workshop, instructors Ray Ramsey and Tyler Allen will demonstrate each piece of equipment focusing on driver and animal safety and efficiency. Much of the training will be based upon the day-to-day work at Sanborn Mills Farm, in which oxen singles and teams haul fire wood and saw logs from deep in the woods along trails to the main road.

The function of the logging forecart, scoot, and go-devil will be explained before heading out to the woods with the animals. Proper use of a peavey for rolling logs, and the correct way to hook logs with choker chains – both to a cart and by twitching (ground skidding) – will be covered. The workshop will move at a pace agreeable for all students. Instructors will take time to work safely and explain each function in detail.

Students are encouraged to bring a team to the farm and should contact Ray Ramsey at least three weeks prior to the workshop start date to discuss this possibility. Out-of-state cattle must have a state health certificate from a veterinarian. No “intact” bulls over the age of 8 months are permitted on the farm.

Skills + Techniques

Students will learn:

  • Yoke and work with cattle 
  • Learn each piece of equipment focusing on driver and animal safety and efficiency
  • Understand the function of the logging forecart, scoot, and go-devil
  • Proper use of a peavey for rolling logs, and the correct way to hook logs with choker chains – both to a cart and by twitching (ground skidding)

Instructor

Ray Ramsey 

Tyler Allen

Tools + Materials

Students should bring:

  • Students are encouraged to bring their own pair or single ox
  • Registered students should contact instructor Ray Ramsey at ray@sanbornmills.org at least three weeks prior to the workshop start date to discuss this possibility

Material Fee:

  • All materials and supplies are included in registration cost

COVID-19 

  • Please read our COVID-19 Policy prior to registering
  • We are honoring each instructor’s specific COVID-19 safety requests. For this workshop, your instructor reserves the right to require masks depending on the state of the pandemic at the time of the workshop

Housing + Meals

Housing and meals will be available on-site in 2022. We will let all registered students know when housing registration is open. Spots will be first-come, first serve. The option to choose meals will be open to all students. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

$275.00 / per student

This Class

Address

7097 Sanborn Road
Loudon, New Hampshire 03307

Call Us

(603) 435-7314

Details

Start:
October 15, 2022 @ 8:00 am
End:
October 16, 2022 @ 4:00 pm
Cost:
$275.00
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Venue

Sanborn Mills Farm
7097 Sanborn Road
Loudon, NH 03307 United States
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Phone:
(603)435-7314
Website:
sanbornmills.org