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I schedule shearing throughout the year. To make an appointment, please be sure to fill out the request form. The more information you can provide me, the better I'll be able to plan for your flock. Thanks!
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About My Shearing Practice

2021 Shearing

2021 Shearing
I am not taking any shearing requests for August of 2021 unless you have an emergency (e.g. an animal who has not been shorn in a long time).  Currently scheduling out for September-November.
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Why Choose Me?

Why Choose Me?
First and foremost: I love animals. I will treat your animals with care, gentleness, and expert handling.
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Happy Helpers

Happy Helpers
I believe that shearing is a group effort. We want animals to be well handled, minimally stressed, and in and out of the shearing process as quickly and safely as possible.
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Animal Blog

Make your barnyard life easier: four farm hacks

Make your barnyard life easier:  four farm hacks
1. Gates.  Can you open your gate with one hand?  Or do you have to drop everything and fiddle with
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Too fat, too thin, or just right?

Too fat, too thin, or just right?
In some ways, it should be easy to evaluate your animal's body condition. But if they are all fluffy, how can you tell? 
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Skin Issues

Skin Issues
Shearing uncovers some surprises. Here are a few things to look for on your animals on shearing day.
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Shearing Parties – Fun or Folly?

Shearing Parties - Fun or Folly?
Here are some things to consider if you're planning an event around shearing day.
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Most Recent Reflection

Bridging the Communication Gap

Bridging the Communication Gap

Despite all the challenges of setting up a schedule for shearing at hundreds of farms in multiple states, and despite the hard physicality of the job, you may find that the most difficult part of being a shearer is communication.
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