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Shady Lane Alpacas Covid Update

      We’ve been hunkered down here at the farm along with everyone else.  We’re not having regular hours this Summer, but still welcome visitors by appointment. We’ll offer a few workshops for small groups that can be held outdoors.  The popular Blacksmithing workshops will be held Sunday July 26;  Beginning workshop at 12:30 PM, the Intermediate workshop at 3 PM.

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Beginning Blacksmith Workshop

Sunday, July 26, 2020 12:30 PM. You will use a gas forge to make a hook for a hanging planter, and another special item.  All materials are provided.  Please wear cotton clothes and closed-toe shoes, you will be working with red-hot metal!   In order to work safely, we limit the class to 6 participants.  This class is prerequisite to the Intermediate class which follows at 3:30pm.  You can sign up for both classes, each have a separate fee. Cost $55.00 per student, including all materials. To reserve your space, call Jean at (419) 560-0780.  

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Intermediate Blacksmith Workshop

Sunday, July 26, 2020 3:30PM. The Intermediate class begins with a fire rake project.  After you learn to make simple projects with 1/4″ rod in the Beginning class,  you are ready for the Intermediate class.  You’ll work with 3/8″ or 1/2″ stock to make a fire rake to use with your own fireplace or campfire.  If you have already taken this class, you can take it again to advance your skills;  the instructor will work with you to develop  a more difficult project.  Please wear cotton clothing and closed-toe shoes, you’ll  be working with hot metal!  In order to