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The Shearing Process - Connecting to Our Fibershed

Date: Saturday, April 27, 2019

Location: 350 Asegra Road, Summerland, CA

Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm

Join us this Saturday at our flagship farm in Summerland for a sheep shearing demonstration. Led by Master Shearer, Alex Karol, you will have a chance to connect with 40 sheep from the Cuyama Lamb herd and experience the shearing process, as well as learn about the proper setup, tools, the how and why of shearing, and a bit about wool and its amazing qualities. 

Our relationship to these unique animals has evolved over thousands of years and the wool they provide continues to be an essential commodity for humankind. They also provide our farm with critical ecosystem services such as adaptive grazing to manage our ground cover, nutrient cycling to benefit our soil health, and they provide a herd effect to incorporate organic matter and stimulate biological activity through their hoof impact. 

We look forward to taking part in and sharing this age old tradition with our community. Kids Welcome. Suggested donation: $35 USD can be made HERE.

Alex Karol

Alex Karol is a certified sheep shearer from Templeton, California. He has been shearing throughout California professionally for the last 3 years. Alex and his wife also run Outlaw Valley Ranch in Templeton. They use regenerative grazing practices with Navajo-Churro sheep, a heritage breed, producing 100% grass fed lamb, wool and sheepskins.

Cuyama Lamb

Our sheep are currently on loan from Cuyama Lamb. Cuyama Lamb, LLC is a sheep outfit committed to the regeneration of native California grasslands and the production of affordable, ethical food & fiber. Founded in 2018, they operate primarily in the Cuyama Valley of Central California as well as in the coastal foothills of Santa Barbara County.

Earlier Event: April 14
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