Schumacher Farm Teaches Line Dancing, Sugaring

Schumacher Farm Park in Waunakee has announced its lineup of March events that range from line dancing to maple syrup making.

This 40-acre farmstead was gifted to the Dane County Parks Commission in 1978. The original 1908 farmhouse and barn are accompanied by outbuildings of the same era. The park represents a view into what life was like during the 1920s-1930s.

The property features trails through a 10-acre restored prairie that sits on a hilltop with a beautiful view of Waunakee and even a glimpse of the State Capitol Building.

The Friends of Schumacher Farm manages the park’s programming and maintenance. There are a variety of hands-on workshops for the surrounding community.

Mondays in March: Line Dancing Lessons

These common dances are popular at weddings and other events. Lessons are 7-8 p.m. on Mondays in the Center for Rural History at Schumacher Farm Park. Learn more and sign up:

Saturday, March 9: Maple Syrup Making Workshop

The class teaches you how to identify maples, the tools needed, and how to tap a tree and boil the sap. It ends with finishing the syrup and getting to sample it. Learn more and sign up:

Saturday, March 23rd: Rag Weaving Workshop

As the saying goes at Schumacher Farm Park: Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without! Rag rug weaving is an excellent way to recycle and upgrade cloth into something functional, beautiful, and homemade. Learn more and sign up:

Sunday, March 24th: Crochet a Decorative Tray Workshop

At this workshop, you will learn the basics of crochet to make a decorative tray for your coffee table. Learn more and sign up: