The Shepherd

Skirting Demonstration

I am a wife, the mother of three daughters, and I now have two grandchildren. I am a spinner and graduated with distinction from the Ontario Handspinners and Weavers Spinning Certificate Program in 2000. I taught about sheep and fleece in that program after graduation.  I also gave fleece selection workshops at the Ontario Handspinning Seminar in 1999 and the OHS Conference at Bark Lake in fall of 2001. I have a degree in zoology and am interested in many aspects of sheep and fleece production, especially animal behavior and the genetics of the various fleece characteristics and colours. I was both a fibre and sheep “junkie,” and my barn and wool shed were always bulging. My chores took longer than they should have because I took time to watch the sheep interact; contemplate the colours and patterns of hay and barn boards; and get my fingers into fleece on the hoof while scratching my woolly friends.  I still get great pleasure out of sharing these interests with others, and would welcome correspondence (399 Church Road, Enterprise, Ontario   K0K 1Z0 or , phone calls (613-358-5635), or visitors by appointment.