Adult Education: Becoming an Outdoors Woman – part 2

walnut dyed bag

Walnut Dyed Bag

Becoming an Outdoors Woman is a program sponsored by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. I attended the 3 day program this past weekend at the C. A. Vines Center in Ferndale. It was a lot of fun and I took away skills and knowledge that I can share with my homeschooled children.

I attended workshops on Pioneer Woman Skills, Duck Hunting Basics, Rifle Markswomanship and Shotgunning basics. Other workshops offered were outdoor photography, survival skills, maps and orienteering, kayaking, canoeing, scuba diving, nature crafts, Dutch Oven cooking and bowhunting.

elk teeth, claw, and beaded necklace

Necklace made from elk teeth, beads, shot and claw

I learned how to start a fire with flint and steel. The workshop taught us how to make charcloth. We strung necklaces out of elk teeth, claws, shot and wooden beads. The beads were made from small twigs cut into pieces and drilled out in the center.  A large cast iron kettle was set up for cloth dyeing. I dyed a linen bag with pewter buttons. Whole, smashed walnuts were used for the dye. All of the walnut was used; husk, shell and nut.

The firearms courses taught me a lot about gun safety and the fun of shooting sports. Skeet shooting is a great stress relief and it is fun.

All homeschool parents should take time out from their busy schedules to find adult courses or workshops to attend. When you take a small break to do something you find fun, you return to your family refreshed and ready to teach.

Lynda

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