Vermont Sheep Shearing School
We still have spots open for the April 27 Vermont Sheep Shearing School at Shelburne Farms and the May 18 school at the Windham Foundation in Grafton. As usual the lead instructor will be our own Chet Parsons. He will be aided by other professional shearers in the area. You will learn the basics of sheep shearing including the shearing pattern, foot work and equipment set-up. If you are an intermediate shearer our professionals will offer tips on homing your skills. This is a hands-on school and everyone will have the opportunity to shear a number of sheep.
You can also audit the school as a non-shearer. You can learn proper shearing day preparation, how to set-up equipment for crutching sheep at lambing time or dealing with fly strike.
For more information contact Jim McRae at email@example.com.
Sign up now for the Master Shepherd Course
The Master Shepherd Course is a series of ten classes that will be taught by Chet Parsons of Parsons’ Farm in Richford, Vermont, and members of the Vermont Sheep and Goat Association.
The classes will cover the primary aspects of sheep husbandry and will include selected aspects of the goat and camelid husbandry. All classes will include a lecture and be held on a working farm where participants will be able to see and participate in the hands-on practical sessions.
This course is a rare opportunity for shepherds to take the next step in their animal husbandry careers. To learn more follow this link.
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