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bodger

Courses?

Ive just read a thread where Lorraine Loves Plants is thinking about the possibility of running a fruit preserving course. I know its dangerous, but this has set me to thinking. I've been on a few courses, some bad, some good and some absolutely fantastic but I do love a good course.
If they were available what sort of courses would you fancy going on? The one that springs to mind for myself would be a  skin and fur dressing weekend, what about you, what would you like to know more about and be able to do?

Books can be good but they've got to be second best to hands on experience. Kaz and I are talking about going on a wine tasting course at the end of the summer. We haven't booked it yet, because we're still waiting for the summer to start.
Lorrainelovesplants

At the RBS we actually talked about learning online.
I have reservations about this as I dont think you get as good a teaching experience, but it is a good tool for remote areas.

I will post a comprehensive list on here of the events we have scheduled for the next month or so...there are a lot.

but im trying to get sorted for the autumn....
thatching,
willow diversification,
breadmaking,
cider & juice production,
small scale egg production & sales,
adding value to wool events
agricultural welding,
possible cheesemaking,
dyeing & spinning wool.
Pilsbury

Defiantly skinning and butchery, I am about to see if I can find a college course in my area  but I'm not sure I will be lucky.
bodger

Tony, I'd get down to see debbie about the butchering. The skinning of the animal is the fairly easy part, its what you do with the hide afterwards which I'd like to know more about.
Pilsbury

I am looking to do a part time college course to be honest, I am sure I will make it to Debbie Hometime but I would really like to do it over a year and get right into it.
Although we touched on butchery 20 years ago at college there was just not enough for me.
kat_lewis

I am trying to find a course on spinning. I did learn the basics years ago and now that the children have left home and I have a shed for all my sewing and crafts I would like to start up again. The only problem I am finding is that I don't want to travel too far as our eldest has special needs and I cannot leave him for too long without upsetting him.
Mo

Mushrooming  

Oh! and forgery  
kat_lewis

On that theme how to programme the video recorder  
Lorrainelovesplants

how to use Facebook..........totally beyond me.....

I mean.,...what is being 'poked'?  What is this all about?

And I have loads of 'friends' I havnt a clue who they are or anything!
bigphil

Kat-Lewis, you still have a video recorder  
kat_lewis

definately bigphil our son who has autism won't change to dvd as he likes to push the cassettes in. He only watches certain films and those over and over again lol.
I on the other hand don't have enough time to watch tv nowadays so I suppose that course would be a waste of time thinking about it  
WhatCameFirst

Lorrainelovesplants wrote:
how to use Facebook..........totally beyond me.....

I mean.,...what is being 'poked'?  What is this all about?

And I have loads of 'friends' I havnt a clue who they are or anything!

 Stay that way LLP, I love FB and it is SUCH a time waster!
Wilder

Scroll sawing, carpentry and general woodwork!  I love working with wood, but tend to bungle my way through things trying to learn as I go!  
bodger

We still have a video recorder. Over the years I've  forked out for a load of useful videos and I refuse to buy them again as DVDs.
sod

bodger wrote:
We still have a video recorder. Over the years I've  forked out for a load of useful videos and I refuse to buy them again as DVDs.


Us too, even have a back up one incase they become hard to find
jacquie sullivan

Out of Town

Hi

do any of you remember Jack Hargreaves, I used to really love all his country lore, and he got quite a following. I expect his appearences are on video, its strange despite all mod cons we all have, people hark back to what they believe was idyllic. I was reading about a dvd over the fields about ploughing, horses,    tractors and how many people are ordering it its really quite staggering.
12Bore

It's prolly fair to say that Jack Hargreaves is something of a minor diety in these parts.  
sapphire

Remember Jack Hargreaves on How! Bought my dad a book of his a couple of months ago.

We've still got a video recorder too, actually have 2 spares as well  
bodger

I've got the set of Jack Hargreaves DVDs. What a man ! When I watch them, I'm simply transported to a different world. The world I'd like to be in.
Going back to courses, I'm rubbish at taking information, so being the gentleman that I am, I've enrolled karen on a two day apple juice making course in September and a five day cider making one in february.

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