Join us on October 13-15th to learn the traditional practice of tanning deer hides into soft and supple buckskin. Participants will learn the entire tanning process and leave the workshop with a finished hide. The class will begin Friday evening with an overview of the process. Participants are encouraged to be at the farm by 7 PM, let us know if you can’t be here by then. You are also welcome to come early on Friday and get a jump start on the process. We will start each morning at 9AM and finish the class Sunday evening with the smoking process. If you have to leave early you will still learn the whole process but you may have to smoke your hide at a later time. Please note that this class involves physically strenuous activity.
F O O D + A C C O M M O D A T I O N S
Somerset is about 15 minutes from the farm and there you will find various hotels and bed and breakfasts. On-farm camping is available with primitive accommodations and you will need a good tent and very warm sleeping bag.
Lunch and dinners will be provided with meals made with fresh foods from the farm. Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions/food allergies. Breakfast is on your own. We will have limited refrigerator space and a basic propane burner available to store and prepare food that you bring yourself. We ask that you take any trash with you when you leave.
O T H E R C O N S I D E R A T I O N S
We ask that you leave your dogs or any pets at home.
Bugs should not be a problem this time of year, please refrain from using any chemical bug spray.
Tours of the farm will be available as we have down time throughout the process.
R E G I S T R A T I O N
Please register before October 4th so we can be fully prepared for the number of participants.