JS53 Where Do I Start? What Do I do? Shepherd Q&A with Emily Chamelin-Hickman (Sunday Session)

This class is designed to be an interactive question and answer session that will adapt to meet the needs of the class participants. Potential topics of discussion will range from selecting the right breed for your farm, to maximizing profit even in small flock situations. Emily will discuss hoof trimming fact and fiction, “how to find a good sheep vet” and basic worming/de-licing protocols to keep your flock healthy. You will also learn about infrastructure that pays for itself and how to improve your barn and field setups to maximize grass and herd health. Participants are encouraged to bring questions, photos of their sheep and barn setups they have already, so we have visual references for problem solving.

JS53 Class Fee: $20.

Emily Chamelin-Hickman is a full time professional sheep shearer, shepherd and two time world shearing championship participant. She has shorn in 23 states and 3 countries.There isn’t much that surprises her and she enjoys sharing the knowledge she has gleaned from 15 years of farm visits.

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Congratulations to Britt Silkey of Frostburg, MD for her winning entry in the 2017 Cover Art Competition.

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More results have been posted for your perusal -- Club Lamb Jackpot, Fine Arts Competition, Grand Lamb Cook-Off (with recipes!), Junior Spinning Contest, Poster Contest, Queen Contest, and Sheep Photo Contest.

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Results for the Sheep Show and Fleece Show have been added to the Results page on our website:


Congratulations to the winners, and everyone else who entered. You're all winners to us!
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Sheep-to-Shawl results are here! Here is how it played out:

Friends thru Fiber, Waynesboro, PA
Michelle Lushbaugh, Captain
Auction Price: $325

Butler County Pedalers, Saxonburg, PA
Marilyn Merbach, Captain
Auction Price: $200

Spin City, Brooklyn, NY
Mayine Lynn Yu, Captain
Auction Price: $200

Fiber Friends, Clarksburg, MD
Elaine Parry, Captain
Auction Price: $300

The Blues Sisters, Baltimore, MD
Chris Gahs, Captain
Auction Price: $150

If anyone has pictures, please share!

Checks from the shawl auction will be in the mail this week.
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