Friday, January 18, 2013

Shearing Day 2013

Shearing Day 2013 will be Saturday, March 30. This is an informal, free event held annually here at Havencroft Farm. The farm and both Common Threads and Laffing Horse studios are open to the public that day. We'd love to see your smiling face.

Hocus Pocus and the girls would like to invite You to come visit!

Highlights of Shearing Day
9:00 a.m. - Open House begins farm, garden, spinning and weaving studio, broom and woodworking studio
10:00 a.m. - Shearing Demonstration on a stand
10:30 a.m. - Sheep and goat hoof trimming demonstration
11:00 a.m. - garden tour and open discussion
12:00 noon - bring a brown bag lunch and enjoy some of our herb tea, goat cheese and fresh greens with us.
1:00 p.m. - Farmer's Cheese making demonstration
2:00 p.m. - Shearing Demonstration on a stand
2:30 p.m -  Sheep and goat hoof trimming demonstration
3:00 p.m. - Spinning demonstration, and other fibery fun.
4:00 p.m. - Time to head home and Thanks for Visiting!

By that day, Lena and I will have most of the sheep and angora goats sheared, so we will have lots of new fleeces for sale. We will do one shearing demo at 10:00 a.m. and another at 2:00 p.m., with hoof trimming demos at 10:30 and 2:30. If all goes well, we should have lots of lambs and kids on the ground and many will be for sale. Last year, both Basil and Demi provided lambing demonstrations during Shearing Day. The year before Nilly gave us Gift on Shearing Day. Of course, we can't ever schedule anything like that, but it might happen again.
There will be lots of handspun yarn, handwoven shawls, beautiful brooms, fleeceyful rugs, fleeces and other farm-made items for sale.

Wow, 2013... hard to believe. I also think we did our first shearing day on Laffing Horse Farm in La Junta, Colorado in 2003. So this must be the 10th Anniversary of this fun open house. I do hope you can join us.

Leave a comment here or send me a message, email or even call if you have any questions. Carrier pigeons don't work, Kitty is a heck-of-a-good hunter.

1 comment:

Greg said...

Good Afternoon - I've read some of your posts re sheep- sounds like you're enjoying yourself. We have 12 Rideau Arcott ewes, and 1 Dorper ram, as well as 13 Grassfed beef animals, and nobody around here(near Petrolia, Ontario, Canada ) is giving any hay away- last 20 bales were $90 each. I am enjoying reading your posts, and find them uplifting. Thanks