Jan and Sarka Vesely, dairy goat farmers from the Czech Republic were in the U.S. visiting their son, Jan, who plays for the Washington Wizards, NBA team. During their stay, they visited several area farms.
Brooks Brothers Clothing Company developed this video using cute white-face lambs. The lambs are wearing Brooks Brothers fine wool cashmere sweaters and scarves. They were taught to sing “Jingle Bells”.
Emily Chamelin, Maryland Sheep Breeder Member and a Frederick County Sheep Breeder Memvber is representing the U.S. in the Blade Shearing competition in Masterton, New Zealand – February 29 to March 3, 2012. Masterton is north of Wellington, on the north island, NZ. Go to the Golden Shears website for […]
Punkin – an Icelandic Sheep (wether) and his friend Rock – a Portuguese Water Dog video. Seems like sheep has turned the tables on herding. Rock is a farm dog and gets clipped in the spring when the sheep are sheared. Video sent by Frederick County Sheep Breeder Member – […]
On Friday, May 6, 2011, six shearers from across the United States converged on a farm in Virginia to set a U.S. record for blade shearing sheep. The result: 400 ewes were sheared in 402 minutes (6 hours 42 minutes). Each shearer did one sheep every 6 minutes – shearing […]
Singleton Fiber Processing Mill – Maryland’s only commercial fiber mill opened at 580 East Church Street, Frederick, Maryland. The Mill has two primary customers: sheep farmers specializing in wool sheep with high grade wool – who process their wool into a value-added roving; and fiber artists who hand-spin roving into […]
The Frederick County Sheep Breeders presented Rose Woodsmall and Rick Bontz the 2010 Shepherd of the Year Award at the Annual Dinner on Novermber 4, 2010. The award is given to a member whose long time service to the Association and sheep industry has helped educate the public and advance […]
Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday Season to all!
“The Best Job in the World” By John Clayton Twelve years ago, a local woman—a self-described city slicker, a kid from Rhode Island, a graduate of Yale University and the University of Michigan, and an accomplished web developer—bought a farm in Boyds which she turned into an animal sanctuary: Star […]