Saturday’s Farm Diary – Maker Faire

Last Sunday I got to present a yogurt making workshop at the Maker Faire in the Homegrown Village. It was the first time I had ever been to the Faire, and what a sight to see! It is AMAZING some of the things other makers have made.

This was my first experience teaching a workshop and I was really honored that Cornelia from Farm Aid had asked me to do it. I think it went fairly well. I don’t think I talked loud enough. And I didn’t start heating the milk soon enough before the workshop started, so I ran out of things to talk about while I was trying to heat it. And the kicker…the yogurt didn’t set. Doh! I don’t think we got the water in the ice chest hot enough and it was super windy and cool that day, so it didn’t keep it’s temp like it normally does. We decided not to let people take their yogurt home due to it not setting up. I just wasn’t in the mood for poisoning people yesterday. If you were one of the people that didn’t get to take their yogurt home I sincerely apologize. Don’t let it discourage you from trying it. It’s much easier to do at home. I’m available by email if you have any questions or have any problems at dogislandfarm at gmail dot com.

It was definitely a good learning experience for me though and I look forward to running more workshops in the future, preferably not on yogurt. Ha ha.

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