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- November 22, 2008 at 9:54 pm #39923Gabe AyersKeymaster
We have decided on a name for this event:
Southern Draft Animal Days
The new site will be http://www.southerndraftanimaldays.com (it is not up yet – promised for next week)
This event will be a fund raiser for Healing Harvest Forest Foundation. There will be an admission charged with advanced ticket sales used to pay for advertising. If turn out is good travel compensation will be made for demonstration teamsters.
We have decided on dates: November 7-8 2009 (demonstrators and vendors arrive on the afternoon of the 6th) We have the site for four days 6-9th (inclusive).
We have many details yet to work out but the plan, so far is to have:
Field demonstrations of new and old equipment (separately?), plowing, seedbed preparation, cover crop planting, corn picking, every vendor of related equipment and merchandise we can get to come, lectures, round pen seminars, music, local food, animal powered restorative/sustainable forestry demonstration, invitational horse pulling contest on Saturday evening and maybe an invitational mule pull on Sunday evening.
The event will be about small scale (teams and single) animal powered use and limited multiple hitch sized equipment. The goal is to attract, educate and inspire more start up and small scale people in this culture of modern animal powered techniques.
Our special guest will be Wendell Berry and his son Den.
All participating animals will be by invitation only – negative coggins required.
The location is the Banks Farm Campground in Newport, Tn. You may reach their website at: http://www.banksfarmscampground.net It is in east Tennessee about nine miles off Interstate 81, north of Knoxville, on the Nolichucky River. There are motels available nearby. Directions available from their web site. Please make camping reservations through their web site.
Camping is available with electric and water connections.
Stay tuned to DAP and mark the dates on your 2009 Mischka Draft Animal calendars to come on down south for a late fall early winter event.
For more information contact:November 23, 2008 at 1:04 am #48296HossParticipant
This is great! Just 50 miles away from home. You can count on us to be there.March 3, 2009 at 11:20 pm #48295Carl RussellModerator
I’ll attach the PDF of the event announcement.
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