The Survival Podcast Homesteading Skills Workshop at Nine Mile Farm

Dates Nov.  12-14, 2015

Cost - $500 Per Student, with a $100 dollar non refundable deposit.

Students can set up camp sites on Nov. the 11th and can camp until Nov. the 15th.

To Sign Up for our Workshop, Please Complete the Form Below.  When you hit submit you will be taken to a page to make your 100 dollar deposit on this event.  The final 400 will be due by cash, check or money order upon your arrival.  

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Event Description

What this workshop will cover

  • Silvopasture Establishment in Harsh Environments 
  • Irrigation Installation 
  • Raising Quail for Meat and Eggs
  • Processing Quail
  • Sketch Up 
  • Nine Mile Farm Operational Walk Though
  • Green House Set Up
  • Micro Greens Production and Business Start Up
  • Investing and Financial Management
  • Plant Propagation
  • Honey Bee Management
  • Q&A Sessions
  • Live Music
  • Great Food
  • Barter, Community Building and More

More On This Event

It is my goal this year to do two of the most diverse events we have ever done.  This one will focus primarily on microgreens, green house set up, quail, computer based design and many additional skills.  

Instructors for this Event

Jack Spirko from The Survival Podcast Will be teaching silvopasture installation, quail processing, duck farm operations and more. 

Jon Dowie from Dowie Farms Will be teaching microgreen production from start to harvest.  Our system will be fully established at this point so that you can see everything from planting to harvest and microgreens will even be on the menu during the event.  

Nick Ferguson from Permaculture Classroom Will be teaching function stacking on the homestead where he will teach you to get more done in less time for less money then you ever thought you could.  He will also be con instructor for the silvopasture and irrigation install. 

John Pugliano from Investable Wealth Will be doing two separate sessions on building your wealth so that you can eventually develop the homestead of your dreams or better yet create a business that provides both the income and lifestyle you desire to have.

Michael Jordan - AKA The Bee Whisper - of A Bee Friendly Company Will be teaching the basics of honey bee management and it looks like we will even be able to sample the first batch of 9 Mile Farm Honey from the three hives installed last season on our farm.

We expect this to be one of the most information packed and fun TSP events of all time.

Here are a Few Pictures From Past Events

Getting Ready for a Mass Planting


After Hours Systema Training Yes That is a Rake No Students were Harmed Well Not Seriously Anyway


Working with the Bees. The Only One to Get Stung? Charlie the Farm Dog!


Buddy the Goose as a Gosling with Her Minions!


Sampling Awesome Beers and Mead!


Mystical Happenings at the Barter Blanket


To get a feel for what our events are like, check out our TSP Events Flickr Account and the TSP Youtube Channel.  

 

Frequently Asked Questions About Our Events

  • Question - Where is this event?

  • Answer - After you sign up you will get a document with all event details.  The address is only given to students who have paid a deposit.  But for your planning purposes we are near Azle Texas.  That is just north of Fort Worth.

  • Question - What is the best airport to fly into?

  • Answer - The best bet is Dallas-Fort Worth International (DFW) it is only about 35 minutes assuming traffic isn't at peak from our home.  The only other viable option is Dallas Love Field (DAL) this may save you money if Southwest Flys direct from your airport but it is a longer drive.  I would plan on an 1 hour and 15 minutes or more despite what google maps will tell you if you fly into Love Field.

  • Question - What type of food is served at these events?

  • Answer  -  The key word is meat but we have other stuff too.  Generally we serve eggs (from our own flock) for breakfast with bacon and sausage and tortillas for breakfast with awesome local salsa and fixings.  We also include a selection of fruit, breakfast bars, etc.  Lunch is deli meats, chicken salad, left overs from dinner the night before and other things.  This year we are planning some new things for lunch including awesome shredded chicken from our own birds and Dorothy's amazing meat balls.  Sometimes we have soups or other similar items for lunch.  Dinner is usually rotisserie chicken one night, brisket another night and smoked pork shoulder the other night.  Generally some awesome sausage finds its way into our menu as well.  A full lunch and dinner are provided all three course days.  We provide only coffee, fruit and breakfast bars on the first day for breakfast.  We provide full breakfast on Friday, Saturday and Sunday we provide coffee, breakfast bars, fruit and left overs. 

  • Question - What are the camping conditions like?

  • Answer  - The key word is primitive.  We allow tent camping on site just about anywhere on our property.  We have an outbuilding that we let people put a cot or air mattress in but it usually gets pretty full and it is first come first served.  There are plenty of trees for hammock camping as well.  Most folks enjoy camping because you can have adult beverages and not worry about driving and the people are just awesome to hang out with.  Most nights people end up staying up late talking and having a lot of fun playing pool, darts, spending time at the camp fire etc.  November is usually pretty comfortable temperature wise especially at night but it rains often so be prepared for that. And be prepared for some cold nights!  Average Nov. Temps are 66 for the High and 43 for the low, but we have seen Nov. Temps in the high 80s and occasionally lows in the 20s or lower!

  • Question - Is there a good hotel near by?

  • Answer  -  There is a great holiday inn, we get you a group rate and it varies but it is very nice hotel and we have normally gotten a rate of about 82 dollars in the past plus tax. When you sign up just indicate if you want a hotel so we have a head count for group rate info.  

  • Question - Can students share a rental car, a ride to the airport, a hotel room, etc.?  

  • Answer  - Sure but to be blunt we do not get involved in that.  We have way too much work to do so that you guys have a good experience when you get here.  I view it this way from the time you get on my land till you leave it is my responsibility to make sure you learn, have fun and are well fed.  Off site I leave it to you to deal with things.  However, we have a private email list and many students work out things like this between themselves on it.  Make sure to join it as soon as you get your instructions packet as their will be information on it.      

  • Question - I have a question that isn't answered here, should I sign up, I don't want to loose my deposit?  

  • Answer  - When I send out the instruction document you have 48 hours to review the document, if something is a deal breaker you can cancel with a refund in the first 48 hours.  After that this is my refund policy and I think it is as fair as I can be with it.  My events always sell out but the closer we get the harder it is to back fill a no show.  If I can sell your spot I give you a refund, if I can't sell your spot due to it being to close to the event date, I don't refund it.  

  • Question - Will you take bitcoin for this event?  What about silver? 

  • Answer  - I have a huge capital outlay on these evensts so I can't take silver.  I can only take PayPal for the deposit (you can use a credit card without a paypal account) but I will take bitcoin by special arrangement for the balance due but it will have to be at least one week prior to the event.  If you want to do this, email me for arrangements.