Jumpstart Into Sheep

  A Very Hands-On Workshop    

             Sat. May 11, 2013               
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Getting started with sheep? Jump-start the learning curve and avoid common mistakes by spending a day with experienced shepherds—and a lively flock of sheep. Gain hands-on practice with essential skills. Meet people you can call on later for advice. 
Bring a Covered Dish to share for lunch!

Program Fee $45 for 12 and up (younger kids free)
Attendance limited to 25 to maximize hands-on practice.

This year’s guest shepherds are Debb Farr (grass-fed Texel/Dorsets),
Roclans Farm (specializing in wool), and Owens Farm
(direct-marketed grass-fed lamb).

Long drive? We have guest accommodations for one group
at a workshop rate of $85. Contact us for availablility.


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 Agenda and Printer-Friendly Registration Form

Guest shepherd Bios and farm descriptions

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Snapshots from 2012 Jumpstart Into Raising Sheep

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How to use the prolapse harness. 

Jack Smith demonstrates
the Gambrel restrainer

Figuring out the halter.

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A successful catch
and tip.

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Raising the stakes: now catch the marked sheep. 

Julie shares her most useful shepherding tools.

Using the Sheep Chair to examine foot health. 

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The secret to handling big rams or tired people.

How to give injections.

Marie showing how to trim a hoof, followed by hands-on practice.

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Plenty of time for questions.

Potluck lunch--time to relax and get to know eachother.


“This was a great information day. Thanks!”

“Thanks so much! Well worth the trip!

“The handling practice was very helpful”.
“Great guest shepherds!”

“Potluck lunch was a nice touch.”