Activities

  call for your appointment 508-645-3304 $5/person, $10/family, veterans free… guided tour, animal visits, consults and demos, fun for all ages. one person or a crowd, any time, any day, just [...]

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In the old days, in addition to the money economy, there was a strong web of obligations, exchanges, and favors. We are offering something similar here – arrange with Rebecca to exchange your help for farm goods and services… trade a ride to the store for a dozen eggs, fence moving for a knitting lesson, or demolishing a duck house for some gourmet meat. If you are willing to get into the mucky stuff, you might even get bacon!  This is a great way to teach your family by example, develop community connections, and have fun along the way.

kids at work

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This workshop is being held at Pathways Art Space in Chilmark in the quieter time of the year, at half price, as an Islander’s special. Space is limited, call to reserve. $75 includes materials. 

INDIGO BLUES: 12-4 on Sat. April 8

Indigo and woad require a complex technique unlike any other dye process. In spite of it’s demands, methods for achieving beautiful blue dyes are found around the world from very ancient times. In order to see immediate results, we will use commercially pre-reduced indigo. However, we will discuss growing and processing fresh indigo, and you will take home a packet of seeds along with a silk handkerchief which you have dyed. You may also bring a small article to dip in the vat, and if you have dyed something yellow in the previous workshop, you can over-dye it to get green.

Indigo

 

 

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