Thank you for requesting shearing/clipping

Thank you for requesting shearing/clipping services.  I will be in touch with you shortly about setting up your appointment, provided you are in my general service area.  Thank you very much for choosing me and I hope to be able to meet you and your flock soon.

SO SORRY!  GAS SURCHAGE: The cost of travel has gone up exponentially since 2021.  Very few of the farms we travel to are in our own neighborhood; we are on the road all the time.  Gasoline (and hotels) have both risen in price to the point that we regrettably have to add a $5-15 gas surcharge to every farm we travel to (with exception of those who live in our neighborhood in Boyds). We hope that gas prices will go back to “normal” and we will be able to soon remove the surcharge.  

Also please note rain policies:

  1. If you know it’s going to rain and you have a place to put your animals under cover, please do so in advance.
  2. If you have a barn, great!  If not — I’ve had clients be creative about places to shear in case it is still raining when I’m due to come – I’ve sheared in garages, on front porches and I would not have a problem shearing in your kitchen – nor a first choice, but it gets the job done. 🙂
  3. I can shear a somewhat wet animal – damp on the outside (though it is undesirable for many reasons, including that you can’t bag up your fleece).  I can’t shear if they are soaked to skin.
  4. I can’t shear on wet ground – it’s dangerous.
  5. If there is no way possible for you to provide a reasonably dry animal and a space under cover for shearing, please let me know as early as you can so that I can plan accordingly.
  6. I will reschedule rained-out farms later in the season.


Shroeder Shearing
Kinder, Gentler Shearing & Care
Boyds, MD
Tel/text: 301-755-8400
Web site:
A service of and benefiting Star Gazing Farm Animal Sanctuary