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MODERN HOMESTEADING/SELF RELIANT LIVING APPRENTICESHIP – 45 DAY
We will be offering a 45 day modern homesteading/self reliant living apprenticeship FREE of charge to two people interested in learning and truly changing their lifestyles. April 1 to May 15 2018.
You will learn the proper ways to purchase property for homesteading and actually stay on a small working self sufficient homestead that was built by hand, not just placing a prefab building on some land and calling it a homestead. This class is taught from real life, not a curriculum or marketing endeavor. You will also learn from our personal mistakes as we built our own homestead and save yourself the headache of making the same mistakes later. Learning from actual experience as opposed to someone who has never built a homestead is always preferred. Our schedule will consist of daily planning and activities as needed.
You will learn about potential issues such as building codes/zoning, physically engage in animal husbandry/breeding, gardening, canning, firewood preparation, learn about deep wells, build rain catchment systems, conduct homestead maintenance and improvements, land clearing and tilling, animal housing builds, fruit tree planting, homestead wine making, bread baking with minimal ingredients, starting stored seeds for garden use, small game hunting and fishing, food processing and storage and much,much more. This is not only a homestead apprenticeship, it is also instruction in modern self reliant and subsistence living.
We will spend time on the homestead, in the garden, on the water and in the woods securing yearly food stores. You will need personal toiletry items for the duration, tennessee small game hunting/fishing license with hunting weapon and fishing gear if desired or we can supply them if needed, clothing,the majority of your food needs (although we will also provide some as the weeks progress) etc. You will live on the homestead and/or in a woodland setting. You will also attend and observe other classes we offer for free during this time and assist with school duties/maintenance as well as receive additional training we offer.
This is free to those we select to participate. We strongly urge that you be in good health, physically able to perform the tasks listed, operate saws,hand and power tools and be genuinely invested in making a lifestyle change for yourself. Be prepared to work. Sometimes hard, sometimes tedious, sometimes you will also relax and enjoy. This is NOT a camp and a primitive arts and crafts making endeavor. This is real life modern self sufficient homestead work.
Please contact us directly to inquire and discuss your goals and interest. We will select two candidates no later than 2-28-18, preferably before.
Once again this is a FREE apprenticeship but be prepared to work and learn.