ONLINE CLASSES

Kirsten Lie-Nielsen offers online homesteading classes in the Spring and Fall.  These classes are designed to offer farmers and homesteaders the ability to learn about various topics without having to leave the farm.  Courses cover a range of topics, from geese and goats to searching for land, and include a digital packages of resources and information on the topic of the class.   

Students are encouraged to reach out to hostilevalleyliving@gmail.com regarding any questions.  Classes are in presentation format, with ample time for Q&A at the end of the class. 

Classes are hosted on Zoom and have a cost of $10.  You can register for any of the classes via the link below.  

Below are the full offerings for Spring 2021.  More classes will be added as the Fall 2021 schedule is finalized.

March 13, 2021 at 2pm

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A quick guide to expanding the usefulness of homestead livestock and working with animals to improve your land.

Animals covered will include goats, sheep, pigs, geese, chickens, and guinea fowl.

Our farm is closed to the public.  Occasional open farm days and educational opportunities may be available in the future.

 

Kirsten Lie-Nielsen is available for speaking and educational events or interviews regarding her books and the farm’s continuing journey.

 

For interview queries and general farm questions, please email hostilevalleyliving@gmail.com.  

March 27, 2021 at 2pm

Beginning with the story of our homestead, this class will look at specific examples from local real estate listings and talk about the pros and cons of available properties.

Topics covered will include making a priority list, the flexibility of homestead animals and gardens depending on terrain, and some tips on places to look.

April 10, 2021 at 2pm

The second 'Guide to Geese & Goslings' class of Spring 2021 will focus on the uses of geese on the homestead, housing and care for geese and goslings, and how to avoid any potential pitfalls on your goose keeping journey. There will be special attention paid to keeping geese with other poultry and using geese effectively as guardian animals.

Kirsten Lie-Nielsen is the author of the Modern Homesteader's Guide to Keeping Geese and an experienced goose owner with a flock of seventeen.
This class includes PDF documents about goose care and breed selection.

April 24, 2021 at 2pm

This class will offer a 101 for potential goat keepers, from setting up housing and pasture space to how to trim hooves. We'll discuss using goats in rotational grazing, basic nutritional information, and what is involved in the day-to-day and year-by-year care of goats.

While this class won't be focused on breeding and milking, we will discuss options for the small homestead when it comes to dairy goat breeding.

This class will focus on Nigerian Dwarf goats, although the information will be applicable to all breeds and we will briefly discuss other common goat breeds.

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