Animal processing class planned in Mona in May
Learn to fully process a medium-sized adornments, clothing and more. animal using little more than a knife The Traditional Animal Processing through classes to be held May 4-6 in Workshop is the primary workshop. It is Mona. guided by the instructors with detailed
Desert DAWN’s Traditional Animal explanations of every step of the process. Processing Workshops provide students After the instructor demonstrates a step, with the opportunity to learn to slaughter, the students share the completion of the skin, eviscerate, butcher and cook a step. The students have ample time to experience medium-sized animal (sheep or goat) in the process and ask questions. a traditional way, using little more than This is a two-day workshop and the one’s knife. The methods taught are what students have the option to attend a third one would use to provide meat for a family day on which we will finish processing the and similar to methods used on a small hide and finish making bone tools. farm or while hunting. The upcoming workshop will be held
The workshops’ two primary goals are on May 4-6 with class starting at 9 a.m. first: to help people learn ways of being The classes will be held at 514 W. 200 in more control of the food they eat by North, Mona. Cost is $225 per person. The knowing how to process an animal for workshop location is a ranch with a bunk food, and second: to encourage respect for house, running water, bathrooms, showers the lives given for food by showing ways and a kitchen. These accommodations are of using more of the animal for a healthier available to all participants. Please let us diet and for utilitarian items. Whether you know if you would like a bed in the bunk are a person who is living more simply area. Bedding must be provided by the and providing more for yourself or you participant. There are also areas for camping are a hunter who has pondered what other if desired. gifts an animal provides, this workshop Light breakfasts will be provided. will provide you skills to use as much of Lunches will be eaten from the animal being an animal as possible. processed. Dinners will be provided to The workshops include how to: all participants. If there are special dietary Identify the parts of the animal; concerns, the participant will need to be Cook the edible parts such as the responsible for their own food. muscles, organs, bones and more, which To reserve a spot, participants must provides the lunch for the workshop; book the class online. Once it’s been paid
Process the hide, sinew, intestines, for, the seat is saved. There is a class limit bones and hooves to be used for utility of eight participants. Sign up by going to items; and www.sagetrainings.com, clicking on the
Make utility items including tools, “Shop” button and choosing the animal glue, cordage, musical instruments, containers, processing class.
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