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Saturday, October 19
 

9:00am

Breed Specific Knitting Display & Spinning Demos
Check out the different fibers from various breeds in knitted form on display in the breed barn while watching folks spin with the different fibers. Questions are encouraged.

Saturday October 19, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

10:00am

Breed Talk: Coopworth Sheep
Exhibitors
MD

Marianne Dube

Sheep Breed Display: Coopworth, Mountain Vewe Coopworths
Sheep Breed Display: Coopworth



Saturday October 19, 2019 10:00am - 10:30am
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

10:30am

The Livestock Conservancy: Shave 'em to Save 'em Initiative
The Livestock Conservancy has long said that the way to save endangered breeds of livestock is to give them a job. In the case of wool sheep, we need to start using their wool again. Because of marketing challenges, some shepherds discard or compost the wool after their annual shearing rather than cleaning it and selling it. In addition to encouraging fiber artists to try using rare wools, the program also educates shepherds about how to prepare their wool for sale and how to reach customers and fiber artists, thereby making it more profitable to raise heritage breeds.
How does it work?
  • Fiber Artists buy wool from rare breed Fiber Providers and get a “stamp” in their “passport.”
  • They earn items for completing projects.
  • They share pictures of their projects on Facebook and Ravelry.
  • The more breeds they use, the more “stamps” they collect, the more items they earn, the more wool the providers sell.
How will Fiber Artists find Fiber Providers?
Through the Conservancy’s online breeders and products directory

How do you get listed in the directory?
By being a Conservancy member OR by becoming a breeders directory participant. Sign-ups will be offered in the Breed Barn at The Livestock Conservancy booth.

Exhibitors
avatar for Heather Loomis

Heather Loomis

Owner, Bohlayer\\\'s Orchards
Shepherd of Romeldale CVM Sheep, Fiber Artist, Champion of Rare Breeds!
avatar for Marie Minnich

Marie Minnich

Sheep Breed Displayr: Romeldale CVM, Marushka Farms
Sheep Breed Displayr: Romeldale CVM


Saturday October 19, 2019 10:30am - 11:00am
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

11:00am

Breed Talk: “Diamonds in the Rough”, Santa Cruz Sheep

Saturday October 19, 2019 11:00am - 11:30am
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

11:00am

Llama Care, Maintenance & Photo Opportunities!
Llama Care, Maintenance & Photo Opportunities
Presented by Spitters Club & 2HF

Moderators
avatar for 2HF

2HF

Barn 27, Hickory Hill Fiber Farm
Barn 27


Saturday October 19, 2019 11:00am - 11:30am
Demo Tent-North End of Barn 27

11:30am

Breed Talk: Valais Blacknose Sheep
Exhibitors
MA

Martin and Joy Dally

Owners, Super Sire Ltd.
Owners


Saturday October 19, 2019 11:30am - 12:00pm
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

12:00pm

Alpaca Care, Maintenance & Photo Opportunities!
Alpaca Care, Maintenance & Photo Opportunities
Presented by Small Paws Farm

Saturday October 19, 2019 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Demo Tent-North End of Barn 27

12:00pm

Breed Talk: Sheep Selfie Station
Do you want to take a "selfie" with a sheep? Come on over to the breed talk tent to get up close and personal with a sheep.


Saturday October 19, 2019 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633
  • Kids Friendly YES

12:30pm

Breed Talk: Versatility of Shetland Sheep and the Master Spinning Program
Exhibitors
JL

Judi Lehrhaupt

Sheep Breed Display: Shetland, Ewe Can Do It Farm
Sheep Breed Display: Shetland


Saturday October 19, 2019 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

1:00pm

Breed Talk: Leicester Longwool Sheep and Fiber, talk by Keri Boucher
Exhibitors
avatar for Maple Frost Farm

Maple Frost Farm

Sheep Breed Display: Leicester Longwool, Kim Mastrianni
Sheep Breed Display: Leicester Longwool


Saturday October 19, 2019 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

1:00pm

What is a Giant Angora Rabbit?
What is a Giant Angora Rabbit?
Presented by 2HF- John Hart

Moderators
avatar for 2HF

2HF

Barn 27, Hickory Hill Fiber Farm
Barn 27

Saturday October 19, 2019 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Demo Tent-North End of Barn 27

1:30pm

Breed Talk: Fiber Farming
Saturday October 19, 2019 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

2:00pm

Breed Talk: Lincoln Sheep & Fiber
Saturday October 19, 2019 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

3:00pm

Beginning Shepherding Q and A
Have you always wanted to be a shepherd or shepherdess but didn't know where to begin? Come on over to this informal Q and A where several shepherds will answer your questions and talk about their successes, failures, and dramas. All are welcome to this friendly introduction to owning your own sheep whatever breed that may be.

Please add this to your "SCHED" so that we know you are attending as there is LIMITED SEATING.

Exhibitors
CA

Christina Ahlseen

Sheep Breed Display: American Gotland, American Gotland Sheep Society
Sheep Breed Display: American Gotland
avatar for Heather Loomis

Heather Loomis

Owner, Bohlayer\\\'s Orchards
Shepherd of Romeldale CVM Sheep, Fiber Artist, Champion of Rare Breeds!
avatar for Jeri Robinson-Lawrence

Jeri Robinson-Lawrence

Sheep Breed Display: Wensleydale, Flying Fibers Co-Owner, Dyer, Knitter, Spinner, Teacher, Shepherd, Flying Fibers
Sheep Breed Display: Wensleydale, Flying Fibers Co-Owner, Dyer, Knitter, Spinner, Teacher, Shepherd
JL

Judi Lehrhaupt

Sheep Breed Display: Shetland, Ewe Can Do It Farm
Sheep Breed Display: Shetland
avatar for Marie Minnich

Marie Minnich

Sheep Breed Displayr: Romeldale CVM, Marushka Farms
Sheep Breed Displayr: Romeldale CVM



Saturday October 19, 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

4:00pm

What's the Difference between a Llama and an Alpaca?
Whats the difference between a Llama and an Alpaca?

Moderators
avatar for 2HF

2HF

Barn 27, Hickory Hill Fiber Farm
Barn 27
DF

Derbyshire Family Farm

Camelid Barn 27
Camelid Barn 27


Saturday October 19, 2019 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Demo Tent-North End of Barn 27
 
Sunday, October 20
 

9:00am

Breed Specific Knitting Display & Spinning Demos
Check out the different fibers from various breeds in knitted form on display in the breed barn while watching folks spin with the different fibers. Questions are encouraged.

Sunday October 20, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

9:30am

Breed Talk: Teeswater Sheep, Fleece, Fiber & Spinning Art Yarn Demonstration
Exhibitors
avatar for Holly Partridge

Holly Partridge

Sheep Breed Display: Teeswater, Peartree Farm
Sheep Breed Display: Teeswater


Sunday October 20, 2019 9:30am - 10:00am
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

10:00am

Breed Talk: Romeldale CVM sheep: Colorful dual purpose
CVM Romeldale breeder Marie Minnich shares her wisdom. Other members of the National Romeldale CVM Conservancy will also be on hand in the Breed Display Barn for you to learn about this type of sheep.

Exhibitors
avatar for Heather Loomis

Heather Loomis

Owner, Bohlayer\\\'s Orchards
Shepherd of Romeldale CVM Sheep, Fiber Artist, Champion of Rare Breeds!
avatar for Marie Minnich

Marie Minnich

Sheep Breed Displayr: Romeldale CVM, Marushka Farms
Sheep Breed Displayr: Romeldale CVM


Sunday October 20, 2019 10:00am - 10:30am
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

10:30am

Breed Talk: North American Wensleydale Sheep & Fiber
Exhibitors
avatar for Jeri Robinson-Lawrence

Jeri Robinson-Lawrence

Sheep Breed Display: Wensleydale, Flying Fibers Co-Owner, Dyer, Knitter, Spinner, Teacher, Shepherd, Flying Fibers
Sheep Breed Display: Wensleydale, Flying Fibers Co-Owner, Dyer, Knitter, Spinner, Teacher, Shepherd


Sunday October 20, 2019 10:30am - 11:00am
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

11:00am

Breed Talk: Gotland Sheep & Fiber
Exhibitors
CA

Christina Ahlseen

Sheep Breed Display: American Gotland, American Gotland Sheep Society
Sheep Breed Display: American Gotland


Sunday October 20, 2019 11:00am - 11:30am
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

11:30am

Breed Talk: I Love Smart Sheep
Are you wondering if sheep are smart? Listen to stories from Mother Katherine that prove the intelligence of sheep.

Exhibitors
MK

Mother Katherine

Sheep Breed Display: Romney, Zoar Farms, Holy Myrrhbearers Monastery
Sheep Breed Display: Romney


Sunday October 20, 2019 11:30am - 12:00pm
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

12:00pm

All About Alpacas
Moderators
avatar for 2HF

2HF

Barn 27, Hickory Hill Fiber Farm
Barn 27

Sunday October 20, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Demo Tent-North End of Barn 27

1:00pm

Breed Talk: Sheep Selfie Station
Come and take a selfie with a variety of sheep as they leave the Breed Parade. 

Sunday October 20, 2019 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

1:30pm

Breed Talk: Corriedale Sheep, Storytelling and Children's Activity
Exhibitors
avatar for Meegan Veeder-Shave

Meegan Veeder-Shave

Sheep Breed Display: Corriedale, Patchwork Pastures
Sheep Breed Display: Corriedale


Sunday October 20, 2019 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

2:00pm

Breed Talk: Benefits of Raising Jacob Sheep
Exhibitors
LA

Laurel and Catherine Snook

Sheep Breed Display: Jacob, Snook Farm
Sheep Breed Display: Jacob


Sunday October 20, 2019 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

2:30pm

Breed Talk: Livestock Guardian Dogs, the Maremma
Are you considering adding a Livestock Guardian Dog to your farm operation? Visit with a young pup and his owner/handler and learn all about guardian dogs and how they can help protect your flock.

Exhibitors
BZ

Brent Zimmerman

Lime Kiln Farm
Brent Zimmerman , a life long farmer, has been raising sheep and goats and making cheese in the mountains of Tuscany Italy for the past 25 years. Recently transferred to the Hudson valley where he is starting his next farming adventure www.limekilnfarm.com, he will be making goat and cow cheeses. He is the author of the book Author "Get Your Goat" (2011) and travels frequently back to his farm in Italy... Read More →


Sunday October 20, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

3:00pm

What makes goat down 'cashmere'?
Learn about exactly how a Cashmere goat's fiber became so special.

Moderators
HP

Hermit Pond Farm

Barn 27
Barn 27
HH

Hulse Hill Farm

Camelid Barn 27
Camelid Barn 27
SH

Stone Harvest Farm

Camelid Barn 27
Camelid Barn 27

Sunday October 20, 2019 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Demo Tent-North End of Barn 27