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Apr
27
Sat
Shearing Day
Apr 27 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Sheep shearing

Sheep shearing

Shearing day is quite possibly the most important day of the year for a fiber animal.  Fiber animals are those who have been bred over centuries to grow hair/fleece/wool  – it does not shed on its own and therefore it is our job to remove it for them so that they are cool for the summer.

Our shearing day is always open to the public.  It is a great educational experience for young and old, alike.  You will have the opportunity to touch the animals before and after shearing, and to feel the fiber after it comes off.  If you are a spinner and wish to purchase any of the fiber, we will negotiate that with the animals!

Saturday April 27, 2019, noon-4 Rain or Shine

We’ll be shearing our sheep, alpacas, llamas. and Angora goats.  In addition to shearing, we will be trimming toenails, and doing a bit of dental work on the llamas and alpacas.  You can see the fiber as it comes freshly off the animals, learn about skirting, sorting, dyeing, and see what harvesting fleece is all about.

Many people ask, does it hurt the animal?  The answer is no! In fact, if you don’t shear annually, the wool keeps on growing and growing and growing and can be a real health hazard, so we shear once a year in the spring.

This event is free and open to the public, but please do leave your own pets at home.  Directions to the farm.

May
5
Sun
Star Gazing Farm at K9’s in the Vines
May 5 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Star Gazing Farm at K9's in the Vines @ Linganore Cellars | Mount Airy | Maryland | United States

Ricardo will be holding court at the Animal Welfare League of Frederick’s wine tasting event at Linganore Cellars in Mt. Airy. Taste a bit of wine, cuddle with a sheep, offer the sheep a sip ….

Jun
23
Sun
Drink Beer for the Beasts – Fundraiser at 7 Locks Brewing
Jun 23 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Drink Beer for the Beasts - Fundraiser at 7 Locks Brewing @ 7 Locks Brewing

Stay tuned for details!

Jul
27
Sat
Montgomery County Farm Tour
Jul 27 @ 10:00 pm – Jul 28 @ 10:15 pm
Jul
28
Sun
Montgomery County Farm Tour
Jul 28 @ 10:00 pm – Jul 29 @ 10:15 pm
Oct
5
Sat
Heritage Montgomery Fall Festival
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – Oct 6 @ 4:00 pm
Nov
30
Sat
Holiday Gift Shop and Open Farm Days
Nov 30 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Dec
7
Sat
Holiday Gift Shop and Open Farm Days
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Dec
14
Sat
Holiday Gift Shop and Open Farm Days
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Dec
21
Sat
Holiday Gift Shop and Open Farm Days
Dec 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm