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Horse Powered Hay Making Demonstration

Marathon, NY
August 6th & 7th, 2016


This two-day event will focus on making hay with horses. The first day is a hands-on mowing workshop. This workshop will be limited to six people, and participants will learn how to run horse drawn mowers. Basic teamster skills are required.
Day two is a haymaking demonstration. We will demonstrate tools used in the production of high quality hay made with draft animal power. We will focus on second cutting hay made from grazing land. 

Saturday: $65 per person. Limited to 6 people.   Sunday: Free

Times: 9am to 4pm on Saturday. 10am to 3pm on Sunday.
Facilitators: Donn Hewes & Emily Landeck 

This event is cosponsored by NOFA-NY.   nofany.org


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DAPNet member, Jay Fisher, is currently building a log scoot based off of Les Barden’s drawn plans.This ten foot scoot will feature hardwood runners, replaceable shoes, heavy gauge steel fittings and chain, and hand forged iron rings to support the pole. 
If anybody would like to join Jay in the building process at his farm in Charlestown, NH please contact him by email at longviewfarminc@gmail.com. 
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Our Activities:

  • DAPNet Online Forum: An international forum that provides connections, help and support for and from others who use draft animals in their daily lives.
  • Draft Animal-Power Annual Gathering: Mark your calendars! October 8&9, 2016 in Charlestown NH
  • Draft-Animal Power Field DaysFall 2017 workshops and presentations (location TBA) will cover a wide variety of topics relating to oxen, mules and horses, their care, training and use. A track on Animal-Powered Market Gardening will be of great benefit to those seeking to expand their skills in organic production. A vast array of topics will offer plenty of inspiration for novices and experienced teamsters alike.
  • Twice Yearly Newsletter: Photos, unique articles, and a calendar of upcoming events fill the pages of our biannual, printed or e-newsletter. A significant portion of our membership are not online and they value this resource that connects them with the organization.
  • Regional Educational Events: These events cover a wide variety of topics in various formats and are offered across the northeastern US. Past events include Logging Workshops, Plow Clinics and Driving Basics classes.

The goal of the Draft Animal-Power Network is to provide year-round educational and networking opportunities, highlighting ongoing efforts of people throughout the region who are educating, mentoring and building community around animal-power and renewable land use.

Our mission:  Advancing the use of draft animals and promoting sustainable land stewardship to build community through education and networking.

The Draft Animal-Power Network is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit, please support our work by donating or becoming a member!

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  271 Plank Rd, Vergennes, VT 05491-9678   802-763-0771   dapnetinfo@gmail.com