Want to learn how to plough with horses or tractor? Join us at Deerfoot Farm for a ploughing workshop coordinated by David Doran.
When: Sunday, September 20th | 10:00AM – 4:00PM
Where: Deerfoot Farm, 4420 Hullcar Road, Armstrong, BC
Please bring: Potluck lunch, a dish to share and tools to eat with!
Please register as soon as possible so that David can organize the appropriate teachers, tools and tractors. This workshop is a great primer for the 37th Annual North Okanagan Ploughing Match the following Saturday, September 26th.
To register contact David Doran:firstname.lastname@example.org or 250 546 6884.
Please let us know if you are most interested in team ploughing or tractor ploughing as we will try to break into groups accordingly.
You have the option to choose to learn horse ploughing and/or tractor ploughing. The group will be split to give people plenty of time to plough.
What you will learn -Ploughing with Horses:
- Learn the parts of a plough
- How to harness a team
- Ground drive a team
- Plough with a team
What you will learn – Tractor Ploughing
- Parts of a Plough
- Types of ploughs
- How to open a furrow
- Antique tractor and pull type plow
- 3-point hitch plow
Deerfoot farm is located on 56 acres in the beautiful Spallumcheen valley. Besides the usual farm animal suspects (aka border collies), its borders are open to deer, pheasants, marmots and hawks. Like most small scale farms, its land has been used for many different farm ventures over the years. Organic vegetables, free range chickens, grain production, and livestock are examples of the farms diversity. Holding the first Certified Organic farm license in the valley is proof of its owners commitment to sustainable land stewardship. Last year David and Shelley opened their doors to a new farm project, one in which they hope will continue their farm’s traditions. This has provided land and mentoring to a new generation of farmers. Tessa and Aaron will continue to live and farm on the property for the 2015 season. Together they bring years of agricultural knowledge, a dedication to hard work, and new energy and ideas to the farm and the surrounding community. Deerfoot farm welcomes you and your families to stop by any time!
To learn more about Deerfoot Farm please visit: http://deerfootfarm.ca/