Short courses at Bridge Farm, Snitterby Carr,
between Gainsborough and Market Rasen
Smallholding with dairy goats Sunday 28thApril 10am – 2pm
Tutor: Patty Phillips.
The course looks at all aspects of small scale goat keeping including housing and feeding, breeding, herd health, milking, legal requirements.
The course costs £40 including an information pack, refreshments and a delicious homemade lunch.
Living willow garden structures Saturday 4thMay 10am – 3pm
Tutor: Alison Walling
Create elegant natural plant supports for your garden. Learn the different techniques you need to make an obelisk, a fan-shaped trellis and a small border hurdle, using hazel and willow. You will have time to make at least one, usually two pieces to take home with you.
The course costs £50 including tools and materials, refreshments, a delicious homemade lunch and your own willow structure.
Rib/frame basketmaking Saturday 7th September 10am – 3pm
Tutor: Alison Walling
Learn to make a small, round basket with handle suitable for storing eggs or fruit. This simple technique was traditionally used by agricultural workers and travellers and can be made from a variety of hedgerow materials as well as prepared willow.
The course costs £50 including tools and materials, refreshments, a delicious homemade lunch and your own basket.
Cheesemaking on a small scale 9.45am to 3pm Dates to be arranged to suit students
Tutor: Patty Phillips
Students will make a semi-hard cheese and a soft goats milk cheese. There will be opportunity to discuss the making of other varieties of cheese and dairy products which can be adapted for home production.
The course costs £50 including an information pack, refreshments, a delicious homemade lunch and
some cheese you have made.
Alison Walling is a freelance Environmental Artist and has been working with living and dried willow for over ten years. She has trained with basketmakers and grows many varieties of willow from the East Midlands and Lincolnshire.
Patty Phillips has over 15 years experience of managing dairy goats and cheesemaking on her
37 acre farm.
Discount on all fees for LSSSC members
Numbers are limited and booking essential
Bridge Farm, Snitterby Carr, Lincolnshire DN21 4UU is certified organic by the Soil Association and low input, sustainable techniques are used as far as possible. A herd of Golden Guernsey goats are kept for milk and cheesemaking. We also have Kune Kune pigs, Dexter cows, hens, ducks and geese. A willow bed provides material for the courses.