$15 – $42

WEIRAUCH SHEEP CAMP 101: Intro to Raising Dairy Sheep

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5200 Petaluma Hill Rd

Santa Rosa, CA 95404

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This is a sheep-centric, information packed event on farm with Carleen Weirauch, co-owner, shepherd and dairy operator at Weirauch Farm & Creamery. Intro to Raising Dairy Sheep is the first of our Sheep Camp 101 series. This is not a hands-on workshop. This event is suitable for the curious urban enthusiast that dreams of raising sheep, as well as the intermediate skilled shepherd that is considering diving into the dairy sheep industry. Learn from our success and failures in raising our flock through discussion and in depth Q & A.

  • FLOCK: We will begin by visiting our flock of friendly sheep and discuss seasonal shelter options, water troughs, lambing space requirements and take a peek at our first aid cabinet.
  • DAIRY: Walk through our small 12'x32' licensed sheep dairy where our sheep are milked seasonally.
  • BREAK: Enjoy an informal sampling of Weirauch Creamery cheese in the shade of an small bay & oak tree grove
  • RESOURCES: Each participant will receive a hard copy handout with tips and resources for raising sheep in Northern California
  • DISCUSSION: Carleen will offer an overview of her experience raising dairy sheep in Northern California and review challenges on topics including fencing, hoof maintenance, predator control, wool, and milking dairy sheep.
  • Q & A will be prioritized throughout the visit.

10% of proceeds donated to Work Horse Organic Agriculture, WHOA. love love love ...

PLEASE NOTE:

1) Wear sensible, farm appropriate shoes.

2) Sorry, no dogs allowed. To ensure the safety of our farm animals we will not allow any visiting dogs. Please keep pooch at home (not in your car).

3) Please try to arrive 10-15 minutes early to check in.. Gate to property will be open at 12:30pm.

4) We offer a Fibershed and Animal Welfare Approved members only discount for this event. Select discount option at check out.

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5200 Petaluma Hill Rd

Santa Rosa, CA 95404

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