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Duckworth Farm’s Annual Sheep Shearing
April 24 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
It’s that time of year again! Please join us for our annual Sheep Shearing Day on Duckworth Family Farm.
This year our shearer is John Sanchez, truly one of the best in the industry. Watch and learn as he shears sheep with compassion and such skill that he makes it looks easy.
Our guest expert is Joann Slissman of Wyammy Ranch. Joann will be teaching all the fine aspects of wool: What to look for in fleece, and how to properly ‘skirt’ a fleece after it comes off the sheep, and what your next step will be in the fiber journey.
Joann is an active hand spinner who realized the need for locally produced high-quality wool. She has won multiple awards for her high-quality fleeces and breeds the best Romney sheep stock in the state. We were very fortunate to have purchased our first Romney sheep from her 17 years ago.
We will be shearing 40 sheep of multiple breeds including; Corriedale, Shetland, Shetland Crosses, East Freisian, and our newest rare breed, Awassi.
This event is kid-friendly, messy, informative and fun. We will have fleeces for sale following shearing. We are asking for a small $10 donation to offset the cost of our teacher and snacks for those that will be staying to help.
Please contact us if you would like to join us on Shearing Day via Blueberries@sonic.net or 707-829-7999