Girls 9-13 Make a Leather Backpack!

Hand sew a leather or suede backpack!
Learn how to make a pattern or use one of ours. Decorate & personalize!

Meets every Saturday in March (3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st)
10am-12noon at Sarah’s Shoemaking Studio in Shutesbury, MA
$75 for the 5 sessions ($15 p/ class) plus $55 materials fee.
Girls ages 9-13, limit of 6.

Taught by Sarah Shields (me) (of and Maggie Ranen of Leapfrog Programs.


Shoemaking for Women!

Come make Ghillie shoes with us! We have spots for 6 women, for a 5-week shoemaking workshop! Every Saturday in March. Flyer link is HERE

Choose your color, leather or suede, personalize and adjust the style, cut and sew!
Take home a pattern to make another pair. Connect with other amazing women who like to “make” in this supportive environment.

1:15-3:15 Every Saturday in March at Sarah’s Shoemaking Studio in Shutesbury, MA.

$100 per person ($20 per class) plus $60 materials fee. Email me at with any questions or to register!

Class will be taught by me (Sarah Shields of ) and Maggie Ranen of Leapfrog Programs


For more info or to register email us or fill out contact form below!

Shoemaking for Girls 10-13! (full)



Join us for 6 Saturdays to have fun while learning
and other simple living skills with a group of girls your own age!

~ Make your own pair of shoes
~ Sew a medicine bag/mini purse
~ Make herbal teas
~ Learn other ways to take care of yourself!

Come be yourself and learn some new skills in a supportive environment!
6 spaces for girls ages 10-13 (update: 2 spaces left)


6 Saturdays from 10AM-12 Noon

December 2,9,16 and January 6,20,27

Location: Sarah’s shoemaking studio at Birch Moon Farm in Shutesbury Center MA

$90 p/6-week session ( $15 p/ Saturday) plus $50 materials fee
with options of sourcing some materials yourself (let’s talk!)


Run by Sarah Shields owner of Birch Moon Herbals
and Farm Shoes Handmade~
and Maggie Ranen of Leapfrog and Wolftree
programs as well as the Compost Collective

For more information or to sign up email:

farm open by appt only for the rest of the season

Hi all – I’ll be stopping the official farm “hours”  Wed & Saturdays, and will instead be available by appt – call or email me if you need organic, delicious olive oil and I’ll be here! I’m home most days and evenings before 6.

Our winter squash and pumpkin crop didn’t make it, so besides olive oil we have garlic and onions, kale and cabbage, swiss chard, parsley. Those can be picked up any day, just call (or email) first! 413-259-1183

Thanks for a great season, sarah


Open WED 4-6pm peaches! corn! carrots!

BASICALLY, take last week’s post and re-read! Open tomorrow, Wednesday, 4-6pm, come by for amazing Shutesbury-grown food!SONY DSC

We have:  PEACHES, SWEET CORN, red and savoy cabbage, carrots, beets, kale, rainbow chard, sweet and red onions, broccoli, painted notecards, lip balms, and organic Olea XV olive oil.

We also have salve-making kits (FUN),
Rosa rugosa rosehips, fresh elderberries and echinacea flowers.
I will gladly teach you how to make your own rosehip elderberry syrup as well, free of charge!
Also my son is still selling a large box of mixed legos (including many special pieces like animals and people) for $25, trying to save up for a scooter.
If you are new to our farm and don’t know us, we are not certified but WAY organic and add lots of minerals to the soil, resulting in deeply SATISFYING food, food that has all (most anyway) of the minerals you need! Hope you can come by!