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9/21/15 - NEW this year! We have a fantastic new event called "Shepherds Talk Fiber" - a scheduled list of talks about breeds focusing on their fiber. Our presenters have been asked to provide a 5 min intro of their breed, highlighting its fiber & Breed Association information. What is the breed standard for the showcased breed, color, micron, special characteristics, historical and/or current uses?
Any special care and handling of the sheep to produce great fiber (Breeding choices, nutrition, stress, coating, controlling vegetable matter, effects of lambing or age)
15 Minute Presentation or Demo
This can be spinning and talking about various ways to spin the breed for different results, OR
Recommendations on how to have it commercially prepared (what spin or ply or weight of yarn best highlight your breed’s characteristics etc.)
OR
Talk and/or demonstrate felting, or weaving or any other ‘best use’ for the breed’s fiber and what makes it special,
OR
You might see them could skirt a fleece, or do just about anything they want to get you excited about their breed’s fiber (why they love it?)
5 Min Question and answer.
Show up on time to learn about breeds that would work for your new flock (hint hint), or types of fiber you may never have worked with before. Enjoy! Add the talks to your Sched so you get reminders and can plan your festival experience.

Our 2015 Schedule is evolving. Please check back to see additions and create a Sched account to start your own custom festival schedule and plan your time wisely. Share events with friends and family via Facebook and Twitter to rally them to plan the day together. Accommodations around the Hudson Valley are booking up, so if you haven’t done it, get on that ASAP. This is just the schedule - see our official website www.sheepandwool.com to volunteer and see more pics.
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Saturday, October 17 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Llama Care, Maintenance & Photo Opportunities!

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Presenter
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Windy Ridge Farm

Windy Ridge Farm
We are a small hobby farm that raises llamas, goats and chickens as well as growing hops for NYS Farm Breweries. Our llamas graciously provide excellent fertilizer for our hops as well as fiber for our passions.
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Cat's View Farm

Cats' View Farm
We are a small hobby farm in upstate NY and use the milk from our dairy goat herd to make fresh goat milk soap and lotions. We self raise our goats, and all of our products are made in our kitchen. We love to talk about our goats and llamas, and are happy to answer any questions you may have about them, or about our soap and lotion making processes.

Saturday October 17, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Bldg 27, Front 41.936218, -73.905638

Attendees (10)