Homesteading Classes

at

Forgotten Thyme Farm

5969 Mud Lake Road

Seville, Ohio 44273

(234) 226-2712


Burke@ForgottenThymeFarm.com


Calendar

February

  • Advanced Canning
  • Holistic Skincare - Teen class
  • Holistic Skincare - Adult class

March

  • Dairy
  • Bread making
  • Holistic Skincare - teen class

Details below

New Classes

  • Winter Wellness
  • Beginner Dairy Class for teens
  • Advanced Dairy Class for teens
  • Advanced Canning
  • Holistic Skincare

Our Current Adult Class Offerings

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Advanced Canning

February 10, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Cost: $30

Learn how to use a pressure canner and conquer your fear of the "bomb" in the kitchen. We will talk about what types of food MUST be pressure canned, learn all of the parts and their purposes of a pressure canner, and then we will can some beef stew meat.

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Holistic Skincare

Adult Class

February 24, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Cost: $40

I will supply all of the materials needed for this class.

We will learn how to make skin care products that are good for our skin and don't contain harmful chemicals. Attendees will learn how to make, and will take home, cleansing grains, a sugar scrub, and a moisturizer.

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Winter Wellness Class

January 13, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

January 18, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Cost: $30

Nature provides all of the necessary vitamins and minerals needed for a healthy immune and respiratory system. However, the nature of winter is a test for many people; testing our physical and emotional strength. This class will explore how we can use foods, herbs, and mushrooms to strengthen our bodies and our spirits as we burrow into winter's short days and long nights.

I will prepare several foods, tonics, and drinks during this class. All will be able to sample and take home recipes to make and share with your families as we all work together to brave the winter months and improve our health so we can avoid the barrage of illnesses that come with this beautiful, peaceful season of rest.


Dairy

October 7, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

November 11, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (class full) - Postponed

March 23, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Cost: $40

Ever wish you could make your own yogurt? What about delicious fresh butter? Would you like to try your hand at cheese making? What is whey? How do you get buttermilk? At our dairy class, you will learn all of these things.

I will provide all of the materials and you will make butter, yogurt and cheese. You will go home with some freshly churned butter, a bit of buttermilk, and a quart of yogurt. The cheese won’t finish during class, but I will pre-make some cheese so we can enjoy it while we learn and you will understand the process so you can duplicate it at home.

Would you like to join us? I would love for you to attend.


Bread Making

July 14, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (class full)

July 28, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

July 29, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (class full)

October 20, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

March 5, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Cost: $40

We will learn the proper technique for making yeast breads and a basic sourdough. We will also learn some ways to use the sourdough discard. Everyone will take home some tried and true recipes, as well as a sourdough starter.

If you are interested in a class, just let me know and I will register you.


Herbal Medicine Class

September 15, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (class full)

September 16, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Coming soon

Cost: $40

There is so much that God has provided in nature. Come learn about the health benefits of common “weeds”. Learn the health benefits of all those culinary herbs in your kitchen. Let’s talk about how to use herbs to treat your family’s illnesses.

We will take an herb walk around the farm. Then we will make some herbal tea, an herbal tincture, a diffused oil, and an herbal salve.

Everyone will be able to take home samples and instructions. Feel free to reach out if you have questions or would like to register for a class.


Canning 101 and Other Food Preservation

August 11, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

August 26, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

September 14, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

October 16, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Coming soon

Cost: $40

Learning to can allows you to eat natural, delicious produce year round. In this class, you will learn everything you need to know in order to safely preserve food from summer’s bounty. We will discuss all of the dos and don’ts about water bath canning. I will also show you the necessary equipment, and we will process a product from start to finish. Finally, I will share some other means of preserving food that will allow you to add to your winter stores.

Please call, text, or send an email to register.


Fermenting

September 8, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

September 23, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (class full)

October 14, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Coming soon

Cost: $40

Would you like to increase the nutritional value of your food? Would you like to improve the flavor of your food? Interested in improving the good bacteria in your gut and decreasing the toxins caused by processed foods and unhealthy habits? Would you like to strengthen your immune system and aid in lowering inflammation? If you said “Yes” to any of these questions, then register for my fermenting class. We will learn what fermentation is and why it is so good for you. We will discuss several different types of ferments, and then we will get busy in the kitchen making some fermented food. You will go home with recipes and a ferment to enjoy.

Please call, text, or send an email to register.


Soapmaking

October 13, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

October 28, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Coming soon

Cost: $40

Soapmaking is both a fun craft and a practical skill. There are ancient recipes and very modern ones. Handcrafted soap allows you to make soap suited to you and your family's needs, avoiding harmful substances and allergens. Come spend a morning learning the different soapmaking methods and observe while I demonstrate the cold process method. You will leave with instructions, soap recipes, and the confidence to make your own handcrafted soap, as well as a sample of my soap.

Please call, text, or send an email to register.


Crochet Classes

December 2, 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., Adult class

December 4, 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., Mom and me class

Cost: Adult class - $30

Cost: Mom and me class - $40 with one child, $10 per additional child

I know fall has just begun, but winter weather will be right on its heals. Let's get together and learn a handcraft for those winter days and nights. I will be teaching two crochet classes in December. The first will be an adult class on Saturday, December 2, at 6:30 pm. We will kick off Advent with some special winter treats and spend an evening learning how to crochet so you can make something lovely when the snow is flying.

The second class will be a Mom and Me class. I think anyone seven or older can learn to crochet. This class will be on Monday, December 4, at 1:00 pm. I will provide a simple supply list prior to both classes.

Please call, text, or send an email to register.

Maximum number of students is six.

If these classes fill up, I will consider adding another class during the same month.

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Holistic Skincare

Teen Class

March 22, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Cost: $40

I will supply all of the materials needed for this class.

We will learn how to make skin care products that are good for our skin and don't contain harmful chemicals. The girls will learn how to make, and will take home, cleansing grains, a sugar scrub, and a moisturizer.

Bread Making

Yeast and quick breads


September 18, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Cost $40

Herbal Medicine

Herb identification and wildcrafting of herbs from our garden, make a tea, tincture, oil, and salve


October 9, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Cost $40

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Beginner Dairy Class

This class will be for students who have not already participated in my dairy class. We will discuss different ways to make dairy products at home, churn some butter and make yogurt. The kids will be able to take home some fresh churned butter and a quart of yogurt. At the end of class, we will head to the barn to meet Belle and her calf, Elsie. Everyone will have an opportunity to do a bit of milking, if they would like.


January 22, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Cost $30

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Advanced Dairy Class

This class will expand on the lessons we teach in the beginner class. During the advanced class, we will venture into cheese making and will make homemade mozzarella and ricotta cheese. The students will be able to sample both cheeses and will come home with recipes to try it on their own.


January 29, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Cost $30

Candle Dipping

Beeswax tapered candles

Perfect for the upcoming holidays


November 6, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Cost $40

Let's Get Ready for Thanksgiving

Pie baking and homemade cranberry sauce making


November 20, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Cost $40

Candy Making

A variety of homemade candies for Christmas


December 11, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Cost $40

Opportunities for Kids

Farm Camp

Returning summer '24

July 20, 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

July 21, 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Returning summer '24

Cost: $30 per day

You could register for one or both days. We will do different activities on each day, except for the animal activities.

The kids will groom the horses, feed pigs and chickens, gather eggs, pet the cows, and play with the puppy. Unfortunately no milking as Belle, our family dairy cow, will be dried off by then. We will make an herbal product to take home, make homemade ice cream, cook over a fire, gather from the garden, bake bread, and do farm chores. We will try to work in some fiber arts, like needle felting or spinning.

I can take a maximum of ten children per day. Just let me know if you are interested and which day or days your kids would like to attend.