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The 2009 Wool and Fleece Shows We'll be Attending

Looking for Frelsi Farm wool and other products? The 2009 show season is underway, but you can make it to a fiber event, you can always shop online: Visit the store

 Frelsi Farm attends several shows spaced across Maine, Vermont and New York over the course of the season, and will be bringing animals for show/sale to the Michigan Fiber Festival this year:

May 9 and 10 (always on Mother's Day Weekend) NH Sheep and Wool Festival

August 7-9 Fiber Arts Tour Weekend, throughout Maine, we'll be hosting an open house with events at the farm.

August 20-21 Michigan Fiber Festival, Allegan, Michigan: please note, we will be delivering sheep to this show for our mid-western customers, if you'd like lambs included in this bunch, please let us know ASAP!

September 25-27 Common Ground Country Fair in Unity,Maine...www.mofga.org

October 1-2 The Vermont Sheep and Wool Festival Champlain Valley Expo, Essex, VT

October 16-18 NYS Sheep & Wool Festival Rhinebeck, New York

If you're looking to select from our hand dyed wools, this is where you'll find our largest color selections, where you'll get a first look at new rovings, and... where you can pick up stock if we're transporting animals for you.

We occasionally attend shows with a few display sheep. Those sheep are for sale at the end of the show, and if you have in mind picking one up, you'll find an extra large dog crate will transport most of our lambs home safe and sound. We do not promise to travel with sheep, so if you want an animal be sure to order one in advance. "Show Sheep" are by happenstance or happy accident.

contact us about a show

This year we again offered "on-farm clinics" for new shepherds. The clinic was a big success (and lots of fun )and launched several families into the adventure of lambing for the first time... with confidence! If you're interested, please watch for the 2008 event. Covering two days, these clinics are designed to bring you up to speed quickly and efficiently, build some confidence (you can do this!). We've scheduled this event early enough in the spring so you can go home and apply what you've learned to getting ready and being prepared to deliver your own lambs in the Spring , or take delivery of your sheep /lambs in the Fall. 

At our on farm workshop, we will provide written materials and a home cooked lunch  and snacks on both days.  Feel free to bring a camera. We are not able to accommodate overnight guests at the farm, although you are welcome to bring an RV, April is still a bit cold for tent camping, but  those strong and brave souls feel free to camp!.  There are some reasonably priced motels and B&B's nearby.

Saturday's Clinic: Infrastructure: Is an overview of fencing systems with an emphasis on the mysteries of electric, pasture management, the feed needs of the Icelandic Sheep, buying hay, storing hay and shelter requirements. We'll look at  easy shelters on a budget, constructing your own feeders, and what to look for when buying ready made.We will discuss handling a sheep (slippery little things..), hoof trimming, and cutting horns (just in case you need to know!) and simple basics of shearing. Saturday 9:00 AM- 5:00PM 

Sunday's Clinic: Basic Sheep Care: is a hand's on practical designed to get you confident in your own abilities and comfortable with basic sheep care. We'll cover  sheep observation with an eye to good health, administering drenches and pills, and the quirks of the Icelandic Sheep's nutritional requirements and lambing basics, including possible birth positions, post birth care, and maternal needs.   Sunday 9:00AM- 4:00PM

All participants must bring boots that can be disinfected to wear in the sheep areas. (please sign up using the form below)

Do you have questions or issues you would like addressed, feel free to send questions on ahead.

Places to stay (please contact the inns directly for reservations)

The Jeremiah Mason B&B
Bed & Breakfast
40 Main Street
Limerick, ME 04048
(207) 793-4858
info@jeremiahmasonhouse.com

Midway Motel
712 South Hiram Road
Cornish, Maine 04020
Phone: 207-625-8835
Fax: 207-625-8935
mainemidwaymotel.com

The Cornish Inn
Bed and Breakfast and Restaurant
Rte. 25 Main Street
P.O. Box 266
Cornish, Maine 04020
(207) 625-8501
Toll Free: (800) 352-7235
Fax: (207) 625-0992
www.cornishinn.com
Email: innkeeper@cornishinn.com

 

 
 

Elaine Clark
Frelsi Farm
Limerick, Maine

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