Free Shepherd Seminar – Is Solar Grazing Right for You? with Nick Armentrout

Sheep are naturally suited to the job of solar grazing. They enjoy the shade of the solar panels on hot days, napping and grazing where humans would struggle to reach. They are resourceful foragers, walking to search for vegetation that might otherwise become a shady nuisance for the solar company. This presentation will cover the ins and outs of solar grazing with sheep. What are the things you need to consider if you are interested in grazing solar sites with your sheep?

Nick Armentrout is project manager at Agrovoltaic Solutions Inc. and secretary of the American Solar Grazing Association. He has a professional background in small business and supply chain administration, sales, land and livestock management. Nick has spent most of his adult years somehow engaged with animal agriculture and organic farming. Initially ranching in Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho, he returned home to Maine to start Spring Creek Farm with his wife, Sarah, in 1998. Spring Creek Farm is a mixed-power, organic, horse, sheep, hay and small grain farm.

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Fiber Art Seminar Spotlight - In Blending Board Primer with Roy Clemes, you will learn basic techniques and use of a blending board from one of its designers. The class will not only demonstrate the versatility of the blending board -- blending fibers of various types, lengths, and colors -- but also the strength of the blending board - quickly preparing fiber in rolags for woolen spinning.Find full class details and register online at www.lessonface.com/sheepandwool. Be sure to check out our full lineup of classes while you are there. These are in-person classes!Looking to buy tickets or order a catalog? Find those at mswf2023.eventbrite.com/.#marylandwool #marylandwoolfestival #marylandsheepandwool #marylandsheepandwoolfestival #marylandsheepandwoolfestival2023 #mdsw #mdsw2023 #celebrating50years #ilovecolor #knittersofinstagram #wool #neverenoughyarn #handspinnersofinstagram #handspinner #handspin #handspunyarn #handspunstagram #handspunwool #roving #yarnonthehoof #handspunyarn #shoplocal #handspinning #colorinspiration #neverenoughcolor #neverenoughtime #tourdefleece #spinmorewool #spinnersgonnaspin #ilovespinning #artisandyer ... See MoreSee Less
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Fiber Art Seminar Spotlight - In Technicolor Shawls, Kim McBrien Evans will take you on an in-depth look at color play in shawls. Basic color theory and multiple yarn management techniques will up your shawl game. You can plan for amount of yarn you need and learn to use your leftovers to make fantastic garments. This is a half day class Friday afternoon.Find full class details and register online at www.lessonface.com/sheepandwool. Be sure to check out our full lineup of classes while you are there. These are in-person classes!Looking to buy tickets or order a catalog? Find those at mswf2023.eventbrite.com/.#ShopSmall #farmtoneedles #knitting #neverenoughyarn #yarnaddict #yarnlove #yarnaddiction #crochetersofig #knittersofinstagram #nevernotknitting #handknitting #knittersgonnaknit #i_love_knitting #knittingjoy #knitknitknit #ilovewool #marylandwool #marylandwoolfestival #marylandsheepandwoolfestival #marylandsheepandwoolfestival2023 #mdsw #mdsw2023 #celebrating50years. ... See MoreSee Less
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Fiber Art Seminar Spotlight - In Needle Felted Whale with Kristen Walsh, you will make this needle felted whale that packs a lot of different techniques! You will master color gradation, creation of texture, using bead eyes, building “pieces” of your work on your work surface and then adding it to your project and using wire as an armature. All of that while making a wonderful whale that will grace your home for years to come. This is a half day class on Friday morning.Find full class details and register online at www.lessonface.com/sheepandwool. Be sure to check out our full lineup of classes while you are there. These are in-person classes!Looking to buy tickets or order a catalog? Find those at mswf2023.eventbrite.com/.#marylandwool #marylandwoolfestival #marylandsheepandwool #marylandsheepandwoolfestival #marylandsheepandwoolfestival2023 #mdsw #mdsw2023 #celebrating50years #wool #felt #felted #feltedwool #feltedanimals #handfelt #handfelted #handfelting #handfeltedwool #roving #handdyedfiber #farmtofiber #farmtofelt #wool #ilovewool #ilovefelt #ilovefelting #woolfelt #needlefelted #needlefelt #cutefelt ... See MoreSee Less
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