DAPNet Participates in VT Wilderness Bridge Removal

Hell Hollow Bridge Removal Powered by KILLIAN AND MOOSE The wilderness Act of 1964 states: “A wilderness, in contrast with those areas where man and his own works dominate the landscape, is hereby recognized as an area where the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man, where man himself is a visitor Read more…

E-blasts from 2016

We’re archiving our e-blasts here for your enjoyment. Take a look, and a trip down memory lane. Lots of good content in the e-blasts from this past year so don’t miss them! march-2016-e-blast dapnet-april-e-blast dapnet-june-e-blast dapnet-august_september-e-blast dapnet-october-e-blast december-dapnet-e-blast    

Log Scoot Raffle Winner, Fred Topping w/ his new tool

Jay Fisher built this log scoot as a fundraiser for the Draft Animal Power Network. Tickets were sold before and during the 2016 DAPNet Annual Gathering, an intimate gathering of community members. This year, the AG was held in Charlestown, NH at Jay Fisher’s farm. Teamsters arrived from around the northeast, hauling horses and families to Read more…

Draft Animal-Power Network Annual Gathering 2016

Attendees watch as farmers demonstrate the use of a loose hay loader to collect hay to put in the barn. Thanks to Beth Hallissey for covering this event for DAPNet! The Draft Animal Power Network held its 2016 Annual Gathering in Charlestown, NH. DAPNet is based in the Northeast and has been organizing draft animal Read more…

Buy your Log Scoot Raffle Tickets Today!

Won by Fred Tapping from the Hudson Valley, NY! 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 Read more…

Cultivation Demonstrations

Cultivation Demonstrations Hartland, VT July 9th, 2016 This is a workshop on how to create a cropping and cultivation systems on a horse powered farm, with demonstrations, consultation, and the opportunity for hand on practice. We’ll demonstrate the New 4 McCormick-Deering cultivator—which includes using the tool to mark rows, plant, hill, and cultivate. We can Read more…

Beginning Teamster Workshop

New Concord, NY – May 14th & 15th, 2016 This hands-on workshop emphasizes safety, understanding how and why horses work for people. We will introduce basic skills needed to harness and drive a single or team of horses. This will include safe methods for hooking to a cart and skidding logs or poles. $125 for Read more…