Sheep Shearing Open Farm Days

Danny Smith, our professional sheep shearer from Missouri, finishes up a black ewe while the next sheep waits beyond the gate.

Danny Smith, our professional sheep shearer from Missouri, finishes up a black ewe while the next sheep waits beyond the gate.

Sheep Shearing Open Farm Days are held once or twice a year, the third Saturday in March and sometimes in September. They are loosely scheduled because we never know quite when Danny Smith, our sheep shearer, will finish at the previous farm.  Normal starting time is around 10 a.m.

Weather can cancel a shearing or decrease the parking we have available. In case of severe weather, check the farm’s Facebook page for updates or call 785-979-6786 the day of the shearing.

While waiting for the shearer, attendees can enjoy the farm, peak at the spring crops, feed the sheep, and enjoy fiber-related demonstrations and displays. During the shearing, folks can watch from hay-bale bleachers or help bundle and label fleeces.

A variety of wool and craft items are always available for sale.

MOVING FORWARD

Would you like to devote the time and energy to organizing an expanded Sheep Shearing Day festival? Let me know!

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