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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 • 9:00am - 5:00pm
Nancy Fuller - Farmhouse Rules: Simple Seasonal Meals for the Whole Family (9-5 Saturday)

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FARMHOUSE RULES: Simple, Seasonal Meals for the Whole Family is a warm and welcoming debut cookbook by Nancy Fuller, host/cook of the #1 rated in-the-kitchen television show on the Food Network, Farmhouse Rules. Grand Central Life & Style will publish her cookbook on October 13, 2015. Through 120 thoughtful and creative recipes, Nancy combines hearty, old-fashioned American comfort cooking with eating locally and with the seasons to fill everyone’s yearnings for whole, delicious food. True to a farm-to-table lifestyle, Nancy lives in an authentic 18th-century farmhouse on beautiful land in New York’s Hudson Valley.  

Nancy's straight-shooter approach to cooking will take the hassle out of dinner preparation, with every recipe helping readers make healthy, authentic cooking their daily standard. From Buttery Braised Radishes to Bacon Wrapped Trout to Orzo Salad with Spring Peas and Creamy Herb Dressing to Johnny’s Carrot Cake, Nancy shows readers how satisfying freshly cooked comfort food can be. She wants to instill pride in the home cook, and FARMHOUSE RULES will help any chef—from beginner to experienced—cook with fresh ingredients for hearty, healthful meals.

Nancy Fuller is the host of the popular Farmhouse Rules on the Food Network. She is a warm, loving mother who reared six children and devotes her time to 13 grandchildren who call her GiGi, and is the owner of Ginsberg’s Foods, a multimillion-dollar business she runs with her husband. Visit her at www.fullerfarmer.com.


Saturday October 17, 2015 9:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

Attendees (15)