Feederbrook Fiber Project/ CSA
Sign up open through to JAN 2018
The Feederbrook Fiber Project is designed to give those who do not have sheep and opportunity to experience sheep farming and the fiber production process. This program allows for participants to have 4 visits to the farm during important times of the year ie shearing, lambing etc. Participants choose a sheep and have a shear of the animal for the project. See your sheep sheared and meet the lambs. Learn what happens after the wool comes off of the sheep and before it is made into a sweater. Members get 2 skeins of yarn from their sheep at the end of the project. This educational experience is ideal for families, homeschoolers, and anyone interested in learning about sheep, farming, wool, and fun. Tuition is $150 Call 410-357-5336 or email to sign up for this unique educational program. The program starts in September/October & sign up is in August. Schedule outline
-Meet the sheep. Pick the sheep that you will work with and learn about animal behavior.
-Shearing, skirting, and picking/ prepping for the mill and handwork and washing can carding.
-Meet the lambs. Learn about lambing care and bottle feeding bum lambs along with health management and stress factors
- Dyeing Class and fiber pickup!
The apprenticeship is broken up into 2 sessions. You can sign up for one or both. The first session focuses on animal care with 4 meetings in all. The second session focuses on fiber and fiber preparations, carding spinning and dying. All materials are included. $150/session
-Animal care and behavior (hands on)
-Shearing (Prep, flock management and care)
-Lambing prep, pre-care, and after care, docking etc. ( hands on)
-Shepherding Skills, Pasture management, seasonal health care (hands on)
-Fiber Prep and Carding
-Yarn design and spinning for purpose
2018 knitter's Fiber CSA
Receive 5 skeins of natural colored or organically hand dyed, Locally Milled 2 ply DK yarn (approximately 260yards) from the sheep Bluefaced Leicester BFL. Information on the animals that the fiber is from along with an invitation to our Spring Shearing