DIY Homesteader Festival Workshop:
Have you always wanted to raise sheep? Are you ready to grow your own wool or meat? Or expand your existing farming plans? Join Anna Hunter of Longway Homestead, and Christel Lanthier of Ferme Fiola Farm for Sheep School. This hands-on workshop will walk you through getting started with your own flock, and touch on the important topics of finances, infrastructure and product marketing.
Hands-on: Participants may interact with one or more sheep. This is a small-group, outdoor workshop conducive to a lot of participant involvement.
Accessibility: This workshop takes place in an outdoor shelter on grass or pine-needle forest floor (not as pokey as it sounds). We can provide a desk and chair upon request if there is an accessibility issue with ground or bale seating.
Anna Hunter is a first generation sheep farmer, living in Ste. Geneveive, Treaty One Territory. Along with her husband Luke and their two boys they have a growing flock of shetland sheep. Moving from Vancouver in 2015 with a passion for fibre arts, small-scale sustainable farming and slow-fashion they began a fibre farm with the intention of growing and manufacturing local wool. Quickly realizing that the missing link was also a wool mill they opened a wool processing mill in July of 2018. They used some unconventional methods to start their small farm including raising capital. They direct market their wool products and now process other farmers' wool.