In just 10 years, The Berryhill Farm evolved from experimenting with sheep to control grass to winning the coveted Maryland Sheep Show Supreme Champion Fleece award with one of their registered Leicester Longwool ewes. Few people have more fun with shepherding than David Berryhill, who is invested in saving this rare breed that is now on the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy “critical” list. Take home raw adult or lamb fleeces, lustrous washed locks, full pelts or a pair of limited-edition socks. Enjoy gourmet lamb appetizers served by Bleu Duck Kitchen in Rochester. David will demonstrate his unique shearing technique around 11 am, 1 and 3 pm each day. Fiber artist Trudy Delich will be dyeing and spinning all weekend. Feathertail Arts fiber expert Tori Tecken will showcase her skills with lock spinning and discuss what to look for in fleece using live animals at 1 pm and 3 pm on Sunday. Rochester weaver Mike Sunderman plans to showcase his talents both days. Shop for select breeding stock or friendly lawn mowers of your own as you talk about the smart use of electric fencing for effective rotational grazing with representatives of Land Stewardship Project.
Shearing Demonstratsion Sat & Sun
11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm.
Spinning and Dyeing with Trudy Delich all weekend.
Lock spinning with Tori Tecken Sunday, 1 pm & 3 pm.
Weaving demonstration by Mike Sunderman Sat & Sun.