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Customize your own homesteading day


Private classes are a great option for our heritage homestead classes. You can come for the day, look around a bit, bring a lunch and try all the things that interest you! Maybe you want to bring the family and make soap, milk the cow and grind some corn to make cornbread. Maybe you want to have a taffy pull, make homemade paper and mozzarella cheese. With your own customized class, it's up to you! Camping also available for a fun weekend.

 Call or email for pricing and scheduling  (330)659-3507  StoneGardenFamily@yahoo.com
                               

                        


                           Old fashioned Birthday Parties!


The farm & museum is now offering a fun day on the farm, learning lots of “old time” skills and crafts. For the perfect and very different birthday party, bring your child and friends to learn to make a candle, pull taffy, churn home made ice cream or butter, collect eggs in the chicken coop, milk the cow and make cheese and butter, play old time games or lots of other American heritage/Laura Ingalls Wilder activities.  Call or email for pricing and scheduling  (330)659-3507  StoneGardenFamily@yahoo.com
We've started doing exciting new series classes lasting one day a week for 3 or 4 weeks or over a weekend/period of 3 days. Each class can also be takes separately and below you'll find a list of some of the classes we offer, as well as a bried description of each class. To view our upcoming classes go to the scheduling link to the right. We're also happy to schedule private classes for a group or singles.

Here at Stone Garden Farm & Village,we are dedicated to keeping heritage skills alive and teaching our fellow citizens to be more self sustaining.  We live like this every day, and want to share a little of our knowledge with others.


*USE THE  LINKS TO THE RIGHT ------>
 FOR PRICING AND SCHEDULING INFORMATION*




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~Soap Making & Herbal body products~
"What soap is to the body, laughter is to the soul."
 ~Yiddish Proverb

    Learn different soap-making tecniques, how to make and use lye, different soap additives that enhance your soaps and make and cut a few batches. Learn Laundry and dish soap recipes. Make your own lip balm, shampoo, hair rinse, bath salts, and body scrubs, and even toothpaste!  Take some creations home with you. All participants will take some creations home to share. Ages 7 and up.
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~Goat Milking, Cheese, Butter & Ice Cream Making~

"A child is fed with milk and praise."
 - Mary Lamb



    Try your hand at goat milking, learn how to strain and store fresh milk, help make some goat cheeses such as mozzarella and chevre, make some farm-fresh butter and finish off with a batch of hand-cranked ice cream. Great for all ages.
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Taffy-Pulling & 100% natural candy making~

"Sweets grown common lose their dear delight."
-William Shakespear



Love sweets but not all the chemicals? Make some lollipops with 100% maple syrp, some hard candies out of 100% honey, pull some taffy made of molasses, baking soda and butter, and make dip some caramel apples using just honey, cream, and sea salt.
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~Hand Sewing~
"Buttons and patches and the cold wind blowing,
The days pass quickly when I am sewing."
~Author Unknown
   Learn basic stitching techniques and how to sew on buttons. Choose some fabric, and sew and stuff a pillow to take home! See and practice on an old-timey treadle sewing machine. Also, see our 'Sock Monkies' class under the 'Down Home Fun' section.Great for all ages.
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~Rag Rug making~

"Snug as a bug in a rug." - Benjamin Franklin



  Learn 2 different rug making techniques using scrap fabrics.  We will practice making braided and crochet rugs.  Bring some sheets, blankets, pillow cases, or fabric to turn into strips and start on your own rug to take home to finish.  Ages 6 and up.

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~Handmade Paper~

"If all the world were paper white
And all the sea were ink
'Twere not enough for me to write
As my poor heart doth think."-John Lyly  1554-1606

Find out how fun, easy, and inexpensive it is to make your own beautiful paper at home using sawdust, paper scraps, and other materials.  Incorporate herbs, experiment with colors, and make a batch of your very own to take home. Ages 4 and up.
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~Grain Grinding, Pasta & Cracker Making~

"Hold like rich garners the full-ripen'd grain." - John Keats

    Learn how easy it is to make your own flours and foods from whole grains!  Grind your own wheat or corn and mix and roll out your own dough for handmade pastas, crackers, piecrust or cornbread. Bring some samples home to share with your whole family. Great for all ages.
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~Food preservation- pickling, fermenting and jams~
"Come, ye thankful people, come, Raise the song of Harvest-home:
 All is safely gathered in, Ere the winder storms begin."
Henry Alford  1810-1871
  Pick some seasonal garden produce and learn and try easy canning and pickling methods that anyone can do at home. Make a batch of Saurkraut and learn about fermentation.  Use fruit of the season to make delicious jams, jellies, or fruit butters. Learn which fruits have natural pectin.   Try blanching and freezing produce and dehydrating vegetables and herbs as another easy way to preserve the bounty.
 Ages 6 and up. 
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~Wild Edibles/ Medinicals~

"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I---
I took the one less travelled by,
And that has made all the difference."
Robert Frost 1874-1963


    Go on a walk in the Cuyahoga National forest and find all the many wild edible plants that grow in our area. Learn about plants that have other uses, such as medicinal uses or making rope. Come back to the farm and learn more edibles that grow around your home.  Make an herbal salve and have a 'wild edible' lunch.  Great for all ages. __________________________________________________________________________________

 


~Organic Gardening~

"God Almighty first planted a garden; and, indeed,
it is the purest of human pleasures." -Francis Bacon

  Bring your floppy hat! Learn and practice organic principles and techniques, including soil preparation, planting and saving seeds, weeding, composting, mulching, permaculture, edible landscapes and potting plants.
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~Homesteading/Survival Class~

Spend the day learning useful skills of the homestead, including rendering tallow from beef suet, and using it to make candles, soap, and hand salve. Go on a wild edible walk, make and sample some jerky, learn a little about gardening & animal husbandr, and have an outdoor survival discussion.

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~Animal Husbandry~
"All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful,
The Lord God made them all."
Cecil Frances Alexander 1818-95



Meet our cows, goats, pigs, sheep and chickens and learn a little about their lives on the farm. Try your hand at milking our goats and learn about straining and storing the milk. Find out what the animals eat and feed the cows and pigs.  Visit our hen house, grind the chickens some corn and gather some eggs. Learn how these friendly animals help us to sustain a practical working homestead. Great for all ages.
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~Farm Field Day~

"For when the One Great Scorer comes
To write against your name,
He marks- not that you won or lost-
But how you played the game."
-Grantland Rice  1880

    Do a little bit of everything! Meet and feed the animals, grind them some corn, see our gardens, go on a nature walk, and play some fun farm games like corn sack throwing, tug-of-war, egg races and a three-legged race. Great for all ages.Parents participate free!____________________________________________________________

~Farm Food Class~

Where does our food come from? Collect eggs, help milk our cow, see the gardens, shell some corn to feed the pigs, grind some grains, make some butter and icecream!

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~Sock Monkey making~

"Monkeys are superior to men in this: when a monkey
 looks into a mirror, he sees a monkey."
-Malcalm De Chazel
Bring a pair of cotton socks of any color or design and make your very own sock monkey!  Stuff him or her, and use our fabric and buttons to make accessories such as hats or aprons, scarves and faces. Take your new friend home. Parents participate free!  __________________________________________
 
 


~Nighttime Ghost Hunt & Ghost Stories~

"Ghosts only exist for those who wish
to see them." -Holtei

    See the farm and museum by the light of the moon, and hear the history of our buildings and their previous (and sometimes ghostly) inhabitants. Have a bonfire and hear some stories of those who still may still be among us! Bring your camera and see if you can catch anything spooky. Great for all ages.
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~Group or Family camping~



   You provide your own food and gear, and are free to tour farm and museum as much as you like.  Sleep in your own tent or use our teepee. These overnight stays can be combined with one or more of our day classes to make a fun, educational weekend.
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Family or Group Camping
$15 per night tee pee use
$3 per person per night for tent camping

We love to barter!  If you would prefer bartering to money payment, let us know and we can work something out. We're also happy to do work exchanges.

Volunteers

Every Day at the Farm and Museum there is plenty to do and see. Any family or group who wants to come for the day and volunteer helping with whatever we need a hand with (gardening, building restoration, cabin building, cheese making, canning, etc.) is encouraged to come for free.  This is a great opportunity to learn how the farm works on a daily basis, learn homesteading skills, and get some old-fashioned exercise!


Jim and Laura Fry
2891 Southern Rd. Richfield, Ohio

farmerSGF@yahoo.com
(330)659-3507
(843)469-4060
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CONTACT INFORMATION

Laura and Jim Fry
(330)659-3507
(843)469-4060
2891 Southern Rd.
Richfield OH 44286

FarmerSGF@yahoo.com

http://www.Ohiofarmmuseum.com