Posted 03-07-2003 at 11:42:34
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If anyone within driving distance is interested, the Carroll County Extension Service in Maryland will be hosting their annual sheep shearing school at the end of March. I took this class last year and it was terrific (cold, but terrific!). They teach New Zealand-style shearing. The instructors are David Green who has been the extension agent in Carroll County just about forever and Rich Barczewski who is on staff at University of Delaware and is in charge of the Maryland Wool Pool. Both nice guys who know their stuff.
Last year, we had people from 7 states attend. It is held in Westminster, Maryland which is in Western Maryland about 1/2 hour south from Gettysburg, PA. This is a two-day course; if anyone goes and needs info on lodging, let me know and I can tell you what's in the area!
Annual sheep shearing school
There will be a Beginning Sheep Shearing School on Friday and Saturday, March 28 and 29. The school will be held at the Thompson Sheep Farm (same place as last year) on Uniontown Road outside of Westminster, MD. The registration fee is $50 for the two-day school. Deadline for registration is March 21. Send inquiries about the school to David Greene at 2014 White Hall Road, White Hall, MD 21161, (410) 329-6241 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Instructors will again be David Greene and Richard Barczewski.