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Nordic Spoon Carving in Minneapolis
Come spend a relaxing couple of hours learning the slow craft of spoon carving. This is not a race to the finish kind of class. We will go over knife safety, knife grips, and different kinds of knife strokes and practice on a stick before going onto your spoon blank. We axe out the spoon blanks before you arrive , so all you have to do is enjoy carving your spoon. There will be periodic breaks, and hand stretching as well as an axing demo by Erik so you can see how a spoon blank is made. This class will last three hours. Other things to note You will be carving a spoon from fresh green wood. We will be using carving knives and hook knives to make our spoons. Hand strength and an open mind to a new experience are helpful. Left handed welcome too.
Winter Walking with Goats
Looking for a unique winter experience to do outdoors with family and friends...try Winter Walking with Goats! Come with us and six adorable Nigerian Dwarf goats who are unharnessed and unleashed as we hike together on snowy trails. The goats will joyfully walk with us for a 1+ mile hike, all while we enjoy the beautiful outdoors, fresh crisp air, and learning some goat fun facts. At the end of the walk, there will be time to meet the other farm animals, brush the goats, give a snack to the Kunekune pigs, and also enjoy a cup of hot cocoa and roast some marshmallows for s’mores by the warm campfire. The cost is $85 for up to three people then $23 each additional guest. If you are celebrating something special, feel free to bring your own additional beverages, food, sleds, or snowshoes all while enjoying the ample space on this 14-acre farm. Also, contact us if your group needs an earlier or later time frame, we can work with you on that.
Play with Clay in a Fanciful Studio
I will give you a tour of Clay Squared which is a working studio in two types of clay- Ceramic and Polymer clay. You'll be surrounded by my sculptures and my husband's tiles and we will both tell you about our art. Then I'll teach you a few easy techniques in polymer clay that even the non-artistic can pick up right away. Next you will get to explore my endless scrap pile to add to your own creations and make a finished piece which could be anything from a decorative frame to a light switch cover to a sugar bowl. I can bake your creation for you while you wait (20 minutes) or you can take it with you to bake yourself. I always create right a long side you- sometimes on large commissions and sometimes on small pieces. I will also share any info you are interested in about the North East Minneapolis Arts District which is home of over 400 studios. Other things to note Everything you learn is step by step and Layl is all about positivity. Polymer clay is magical and very forgiving. We tend to run a closer to 2 hours than an hour and a half but let me know if you need to be done earlier and we can make it happen.
Minneapolis Axe Throwing Experience
I'm excited to introduce you to the sport of axe throwing! This thrilling traditional Canadian backyard pastime is now bigger than ever in urban communities. Enjoy a 45 minute axe throwing session with a Top notch axe coach right here in Minneapolis, 10 minutes from Target Field, home of the Minneapolis Twins. We will provide everything you need when it comes to safety, throwing techniques and will be there to guide you throughout your entire experience. Once confident in the basics, our coach will instruct how to keep score and teach you several games in order to crown a member of your group the ultimate axe throwing champion. I promise you'll be crushing bullseyes in no time and will leave feeling like the ultimate bad axe that you are! No experience necessary, all skill levels are welcome.
Indian Fusion Cuisine, wine & cheese
1. Guests can sign up for a dinner event using airbnb. 2. A lovely three course dinner with a salsa dancing lesson to whet your appetite. The dining table is large and can accommodate 6-8 people with ease 3. I will entertain and will be providing insights on both wine and food and answer any questions. I am fully vaccinated. 4. Guests will sample a chutney infused charcuterie with wine 5. The main course is a delightful made from scratch Indian cuisine featuring vegetarian and non vegetarian cuisine from the silk road MENU: 1. Introductions & appetizers - Bite sized bruschetta of Feta cheese, vine ripe tomatoes, pickled beetroot, garlic chives from garden, cucumber - Charcuterie tray - choice of red or white wine pour 2. Main Course: - Dal Fry : Lentils seasoned with variety of spices and simmered to perfection. The seasoning is called 'tadka' imparting flavors of ginger, garlic, turmeric, cumin and tomatoes, fenugreek and red and green chilli. - Leek / Sweet potato / Carrots with basmati rice infused with orange juice and raisins. - Chicken or Fish tikka masala : You will never feel the same again! - - Mango / Papaya salad - choice of red or white wine pour 3. Dessert - Garnache Toast Bites / Chocolate OR - Coconut fudge with ice cream Please contact me at 612 814 1923 with any questions

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Red Cliff Ice Cave Tours
We will meet at my personal residence, then go to our location which is about 2 mins from my residence located on the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indian Reservation where only I as a Tribal Member have access to walk off the Reservation onto Lake Superior when the ice is Frozen. Safety precautions include checking the thickness of the ice and needs to be 5 inches or more to be considered safe to walk on. We will then walk 1.8 miles to see beautiful Ice Cave Formations and a Shipwreck called the Ottawa! At the end of the Walk we will then turn around and walk back to our vehicles. Also I will have cell phone, First Aid Kit and VHF Radio. Other things to note If u have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me or email me about any information u need or on what to bring.
Nordic Spoon Carving in Minneapolis
Come spend a relaxing couple of hours learning the slow craft of spoon carving. This is not a race to the finish kind of class. We will go over knife safety, knife grips, and different kinds of knife strokes and practice on a stick before going onto your spoon blank. We axe out the spoon blanks before you arrive , so all you have to do is enjoy carving your spoon. There will be periodic breaks, and hand stretching as well as an axing demo by Erik so you can see how a spoon blank is made. This class will last three hours. Other things to note You will be carving a spoon from fresh green wood. We will be using carving knives and hook knives to make our spoons. Hand strength and an open mind to a new experience are helpful. Left handed welcome too.
Winter Walking with Goats
Looking for a unique winter experience to do outdoors with family and friends...try Winter Walking with Goats! Come with us and six adorable Nigerian Dwarf goats who are unharnessed and unleashed as we hike together on snowy trails. The goats will joyfully walk with us for a 1+ mile hike, all while we enjoy the beautiful outdoors, fresh crisp air, and learning some goat fun facts. At the end of the walk, there will be time to meet the other farm animals, brush the goats, give a snack to the Kunekune pigs, and also enjoy a cup of hot cocoa and roast some marshmallows for s’mores by the warm campfire. The cost is $85 for up to three people then $23 each additional guest. If you are celebrating something special, feel free to bring your own additional beverages, food, sleds, or snowshoes all while enjoying the ample space on this 14-acre farm. Also, contact us if your group needs an earlier or later time frame, we can work with you on that.
Play with Clay in a Fanciful Studio
I will give you a tour of Clay Squared which is a working studio in two types of clay- Ceramic and Polymer clay. You'll be surrounded by my sculptures and my husband's tiles and we will both tell you about our art. Then I'll teach you a few easy techniques in polymer clay that even the non-artistic can pick up right away. Next you will get to explore my endless scrap pile to add to your own creations and make a finished piece which could be anything from a decorative frame to a light switch cover to a sugar bowl. I can bake your creation for you while you wait (20 minutes) or you can take it with you to bake yourself. I always create right a long side you- sometimes on large commissions and sometimes on small pieces. I will also share any info you are interested in about the North East Minneapolis Arts District which is home of over 400 studios. Other things to note Everything you learn is step by step and Layl is all about positivity. Polymer clay is magical and very forgiving. We tend to run a closer to 2 hours than an hour and a half but let me know if you need to be done earlier and we can make it happen.
Snowshoe through the Hidden Acres
Join us for an afternoon of snowshoeing and fun. You will start with a refreshment of your choice while we get you ready for your journey into our Hidden Acres. Experience our trails while getting some exercise. Stop along the way to enjoy the peacefulness of the outdoors. When your trek is done relax next to a fire. Feel free to contact us if there are times that may fit you schedule better.
Inoculate a Mushroom Log to Take Home
I will share with you the ecology of mushrooms, and will show you my own mushroom gardens. We will then innoculate logs, with mushroom spawn (oyster or nameko). I will provide the logs from my property (aspen and boxelder) which are suited to the mushrooms that we will be using. Each guest will have the opportunity to innoculate one log and take it home to eat when it fruits!
Minneapolis Axe Throwing Experience
I'm excited to introduce you to the sport of axe throwing! This thrilling traditional Canadian backyard pastime is now bigger than ever in urban communities. Enjoy a 45 minute axe throwing session with a Top notch axe coach right here in Minneapolis, 10 minutes from Target Field, home of the Minneapolis Twins. We will provide everything you need when it comes to safety, throwing techniques and will be there to guide you throughout your entire experience. Once confident in the basics, our coach will instruct how to keep score and teach you several games in order to crown a member of your group the ultimate axe throwing champion. I promise you'll be crushing bullseyes in no time and will leave feeling like the ultimate bad axe that you are! No experience necessary, all skill levels are welcome.
Indian Fusion Cuisine, wine & cheese
1. Guests can sign up for a dinner event using airbnb. 2. A lovely three course dinner with a salsa dancing lesson to whet your appetite. The dining table is large and can accommodate 6-8 people with ease 3. I will entertain and will be providing insights on both wine and food and answer any questions. I am fully vaccinated. 4. Guests will sample a chutney infused charcuterie with wine 5. The main course is a delightful made from scratch Indian cuisine featuring vegetarian and non vegetarian cuisine from the silk road MENU: 1. Introductions & appetizers - Bite sized bruschetta of Feta cheese, vine ripe tomatoes, pickled beetroot, garlic chives from garden, cucumber - Charcuterie tray - choice of red or white wine pour 2. Main Course: - Dal Fry : Lentils seasoned with variety of spices and simmered to perfection. The seasoning is called 'tadka' imparting flavors of ginger, garlic, turmeric, cumin and tomatoes, fenugreek and red and green chilli. - Leek / Sweet potato / Carrots with basmati rice infused with orange juice and raisins. - Chicken or Fish tikka masala : You will never feel the same again! - - Mango / Papaya salad - choice of red or white wine pour 3. Dessert - Garnache Toast Bites / Chocolate OR - Coconut fudge with ice cream Please contact me at 612 814 1923 with any questions
Ice fishing near Annandale in the Heart of the Lakes area
Ice fishing! We can help anyone from experienced to beginner, We will set up a portable fish house for you to use, drill the holes, give you some pointers and get you fully set up, The catching is up to you! (This is not a guided ice fishing trip, this is simply setting you and others up with the proper gear and assistance to experience Ice Fishing. Catching fish is not guaranteed but having a great experience is!)
Art With A Spark
Can you stand the heat? Do you feel like learning a valuable skill that few people possess? Want to make a unique piece of art or repair a household item with your own two hands and some sparks?! Sparkin’ Suz is offering “make and take” classes in metal fabrication where not only can you gain valuable experience welding, but also take a home creation of your own to prove to others you can indeed weld ;) Whether you’re just getting out of diapers or you’re just getting into them, whether you’ve been welding for years and want to get back in the groove or have never even seen a welder, whether it’s for therapy, fun, or to get some arc time gaining experience toward learning a skill you can make a career out of.. Everyone is welcome and will definitely feel those sparks fly! ;) Well, not exactly feel them as I will have all necessary protective gear to keep you safe. One person, two person, and group sessions available! We’ll start the class by going over some safety. Either before you come to my class you can pick out a project you’d like to build, or just work on scrap pieces I will provide. The class will be what you make it, it’s very individualized! We will work on setting the machine, running beads, then finally working on whatever project you’d like! It’s a different experience with new things to learn every time you strike an arc. Let’s build something together!
Wild Edible Plants and mushrooms
We will meet at a local coffee shop and then caravan to take a hike at a nearby trail. We will hike for 2 hours and gather plants and mushrooms that are out when you visit, and I'll teach you about their biology and what can be done with them. Any questions you have I will either answer on the trail or follow up afterwards. This experience is focused for those who are beginner or intermediate with foraging and herbalism. Each season has different flora and fungi out, and specifics of what can be found depend on the specific weather each year and week. Generally, this is what will be found throughout the growing season. -mid-May: early June: spring greens, herbs and a few mushrooms -mid-June-mid-July: berries, herbs and a few mushrooms -mid-July-mid-August: berries, herbs and many edible mushrooms picking up with some rain -mid-August-mid-September: great time for a variety of edible and other mushrooms (with good rains), herbs
Uncover Hidden Bars of the Twin Cities
We'll spend three hours exploring a curated list of four of Minneapolis’ best bars. We won’t just be drinking there, we’ll be learning the story of the bar, meeting the bartender, and trying a new drink. Once you’re settled in with your drink, I’ll have a story to share with you about what helped make this fascinating city what it is today. The tour’s unnamed guest star is YOU. One third drinking, one third history and one third banter make this a thirst-quenching, educational, and social experience that has a little something for everybody. For this tour to work, the city needed two key things — a best-in-class bar scene, and a fascinating and varied history. Starting with the bars, Minneapolis is in the midst of a golden age of drinking. Long gone are the days of alcohol smuggling, speakeasies and temperance groups. No, today Minneapolis is dotted with distilleries, breweries and hidden havens for imbibing. Since the days of the lumberjacks, Minnesota has always put a premium on hand-crafting. Today’s embodiment of that is in our locally made beers and spirits. The care and craftsmanship put into these venues deserves to be seen, and it’s where we’ll be exploring on our tour. As for our history, Minneapolis is not lacking. Running through Minneapolis’ history can be a dizzying experience, like reading a book by an author who should get gone through a few more edits.
Knife Throwing in Minneapolis
I'm excited to introduce you to the sport of Knife throwing! Enjoy a 60 minute knife throwing session with a top notch coach right here in Minneapolis (Kennedy St). We will provide everything you need when it comes to safety, throwing techniques and will be there to guide you throughout your entire experience. Once confident in the basics, our coach will instruct how to keep score and teach you several games. I promise you'll be crushing bullseyes in no time and will leave feeling like the ultimate knife thrower that you are! No experience necessary, all skill levels are welcome.
Let light shine with a unique stained-glass sun catcher
I am offering an introduction to the art of stained glass using the copper foil technique made famous by Tiffany. You will learn how to score and break art glass and shape the pieces. Then we will apply copper foil and solder them together. You will leave with the sun catcher you make in class. This is a great rainy day project and a good opportunity to find out if you would be interested in further instruction. No previous experience necessary. I also have many beautiful items premade for sale if you're interested.
Walk Saint Paul with an expert local guide
I'll tell you the story of Minnesota in three hours as we explore the capital city. St. Paul has such wildly diverse architecture, geology and stories. With just three hours I can touch on all of Minnesota’s highlights using the incredible backdrops of our capital. We'll start at one of the largest Cathedrals in the USA, then head through the neighborhood where F. Scott Fitzgerald was inspired to write "The Great Gatsby." There's a great local coffee shop I just HAVE to show you, so we'll duck in and grab a coffee before continuing on our journey to... ...the Minnesota State Capital, one of the crowning achievements of capital architecture. Once we've explore the Capital Mall, we'll go Snoopy-hunting in downtown St. Paul (the area is filled with statues of famous "Peanuts" characters). We'll continue on toward the Mississippi as I share with you some of the events that have shaped this city. After a long walk, we'll have earned the beer I'll buy you to finish our experience.