I put one on myself that summer and it was a great success, but I added my own touches and had some very yummy desserts; had a friend who did hand and shoulder massages; used round rocks in the soaking tubs with herbal scents; did a tour of our farm; then presented them with some special home made bath salts and other gifts in a bag.
That same summer I gave two canning classes using excess produce from our garden and from the comments of those that attended, a new trend started. It seems to me that so many people are interested in learning these every day life skills; such as sewing, knitting, quilting, baking, canning, flower arranging; that used to be given either in school or handed down by grandmas or mothers but it stopped. There is now a renewed interested from the young and all ages. Since that first year, I now give classes all spring, summer and fall of all types. If the craft or learning subject interests me, then maybe it will interest others. The classes have been well received and we have met some wonderful people in the process.
The newest class coming up here at the farm:
Make Your Own Fresh Holiday Wreath
DATE: December 3, 2013
TIME: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
PLACE: Here at Windmill Farm, Gridley
PRICE: $25 for class and $5 for supplies = $30
INSTRUCTOR: Well Known Florist and Wedding Designer Lisa Hunter.
Lisa has a wedding this weekend so we have not had a chance to talk about the costs for the supplies will be yet. Will post soon. If interested, call or email soon as space is limited. It is guaranteed you will meet some really great people, have some fun, go home with a beautiful fresh wreath and become a regular at our future Windmill Farm classes.