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October 2019

$30 – $40

FERMENTING FUN ! Sat. Class

      Fermenting Fun  & Magical Food Preservation !  October 19, 2019  Saturday 1 - 5:30p  (This class is also available  Sun. Oct 20th) Taste test, see demo experience hands-on, and take home starters …Make and taste Kimchi,  Butter, Sour Dough Wraps ! See demo and taste test Kombucha & Fruit Scrap Vinegar, Honey Mead, ~ YUM !  Tour the enchanting Strawbale Studio & grounds and see thatched roofs, earth plasters, earth oven, rocket stoves + !. Early Bird…

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$30 – $40

FERMENTING FUN – Sunday Class

Fermenting Fun  & Magical Food Preservation !  October 20, 2019  Sunday 1-5:30p  (This class is also available Oct 19th)    Taste test, see demo, experience hands-on, and take home starters …Make and taste Kimchi,  Butter, Sour Dough Wraps ! See demo and taste test Kombucha & Fruit Scrap Vinegar, Honey Mead, ~ YUM !  Tour the enchanting Strawbale Studio & grounds and see thatched roofs, earth plasters, earth oven, rocket stoves + !. Early Bird Discount through Oct 6 !  Register…

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November 2019

Free - Donations appreciated.

November FULL MOON POTLUCK & Bonfire

Join us for the FULL MOON POTLUCK  Tuesday, November 12, 2019 5:00 pm TOUR enchanting buildings & grounds. Meet in the main house for the guided tour. 6:00 pm POTLUCK / Bonfire   Enjoy a cozy evening indoors – in the Strawbale Studio or in the main house Or an elemental time outdoors around the bonfire. Watch the moon rise over the meadow Family Friendly Free event ~ donations appreciated RSVP with name, email & phone number  Full Moon Potluck INFO…

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Free - Donations welcome

November FULL MOON POTLUCK & Bonfire

Weather UPDATE (3:30 p Dec 12)  ICY ROAD CONDITIONS Do not park on Noble Rd.  Come if you have all or 4-wheel drive & park in the south meadow straight back the lane (if you can) or north front meadow (on the right as you come down the lane).  Read below ! Hi there, the potluck will be happening - but Roads/lanes are snow & ice !  ok to come if you want and have all-wheel or 4 wheel drive…

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December 2019

$25 – $40

CANDLE-MAKING & Hand-made Holiday Gifts

CANDLE-MAKING & Hand-made Holiday Gifts . . from Nature ! December 7th, 2019 Saturday 1-5p Settle in . . . relax and enjoy the aroma and rhythm of Candle dipping ~ with wax made by local bees.  Receive the gift of warmth for yourself, and you may want to invite a family member or friend to join you in this experience. Later in the afternoon, after a snack, we will be making Earthen Candle Holders & decorative Match Boxes from all local and natural…

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$15 – $40

Candle-making & Holiday Gifts from Nature

CANDLE-MAKING & Hand-made Holiday Gifts . . from Nature ! December 8th , 2019 Sunday 1-5p Note that the same class is also available on the preceding day Dec 7, 2019, if that works better for you. Come to one, or both. Last year all classes filled with a class size limit of 12, so register soon if you can.  Register by Nov 23 and get the Early Bird Discount rate!    REGISTRATION  Settle in . . . relax and enjoy…

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Free - Donations welcome

December FULL MOON POTLUCK & Bonfire

Join us for the FULL MOON POTLUCK  Thursday December 12, 2019 UPDATES regarding weather will be posted on this page (if needed) !   5:00 pm TOUR enchanting buildings & grounds. Meet in the main house for the guided tour. 6:00 pm POTLUCK / Bonfire   Enjoy a cozy evening indoors – in the Strawbale Studio or in the main house Or an elemental time outdoors around the bonfire. Watch the moon rise over the meadow Family Friendly Free event with donations…

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January 2020

Free - Donations welcome

January FULL MOON POTLUCK & Bonfire

Join us for the FULL MOON POTLUCK  Friday January 10th, 2020 UPDATES regarding weather will be posted on this page (if needed) !   5:00 pm TOUR enchanting buildings & grounds. Meet in the main house for the guided tour. 6:00 pm POTLUCK / Bonfire   Enjoy a cozy evening indoors – in the Strawbale Studio or in the main house Or an elemental time outdoors around the bonfire. Watch the moon rise over the meadow Family Friendly Free event with donations appreciated…

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$47 – $120

THATCHED ROOF Workshop ~ using local reed grass

Thatching & Reed Collection - the Basics !  January 11 & 12, 2020 9:30a to 5:00p Saturday & Sunday  Yes !  Thatching in Michigan !   Explore this beautiful, ecological, insulative & long-lasting roof system during this 2-day workshop. The Strawbale Studio roof was thatched before the turn of the century ...in 1998 ...and is still sound & beautiful.  Instructor:  Deanne Bednar     SATURDAY, JANUARY 11, 2020   9:30a to 5:00p  Learn the basics of thatching a roof, Tour : See…

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$45 – $120

ROUND POLE Framing – Hands-on Workshop

ROUND POLE Framing ~ The Basics Enjoy the satisfaction of working, hands-on, with round pole wood harvested from the woods. to learn the basic skills of creating your own future structure ! January 18th & 19th, 2020  at 9:30 – 5, Sun 9:30 – 5p Learn hands-on basics and principles of construction of round pole framing for small structure ! Tour thatched roofs & round pole structures on site, harvest wood, use hand tools ~ create a small team project…

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