Please join us for a day of hand-on fun focused on sheep and goats.
In "Build your own adventure" style, chose from a variety of classes, demonstrations and workshops led by a host of industry experts and enthusiasts.
A delicious lunch is included along with LIVE MUSIC by Sugar Hill!
Dry camping the night before may be an option if requested.
WSU Mobile Meat Processing Truck with Paul Kuber: (2 classes- additional fee)
The mobile processor is designed to teach about retail and wholesale meat cuts for beef, lamb, pork and goat. Learn about carcass evaluation and proper techniques.
AM Class: Fabrication- primal cuts of lamb
PM Class: Lamb Sausage making
$10 each class, limited availability
Cooking Lamb with Mike Lummio:(additional fee)
2:00 pm Class: Learn to braise lamb, lamb shank and neck.
$10 per person, limited availability
Felted Wool Art with Amy Wolf: (2 sessions available)(additional fee)
9am-12pm Wet Felting Flat Fabric for Wool Paintings:
Join the fun as we cover the basics of wet felting and how to make structurally stable felt for use in wool paintings or other crafts. We will discuss fiber section, how to lay out the wool to create stable felt, and how the felt should look and feel as an end product. We will create one or more 12x12 felt sheets during this class. After your felt has dried, you may either join the needle felting wool painting class or use the instructors felt cutting machine to make a flower crown.
$20 material fee holds your reservation. Class limit 10. No experience needed. Please wear clothing that is loose and can get wet as working felt is a physical activity.
1pm-4pm Needle Felting Details in a Wool Painting
Join us for the delights of the dry adaptation of felting. In this class we will cover how to make your wool painting look more realistic by adding highlights and lowlights to your creation through needle felting. This class is no less fun than the wet-felting class, but is decidedly drier and less of a workout. Participants will create a series of needle felted coasters as their final product.
$20 materials fee holds your reservation. Class limit 10. No experience needed. Bring a box of Band-Aids with you. Current Tetanus vaccination is recommended.
Small Sheep Flock Improvement with Pierre Monnat of M&P Ranches:
This day long hands-on clinic will introduce new sheep producers and established sheep producers to a variety of topics with which to hone skills necessary to maintaining a healthy and productive flock of sheep. We will focus on a few key areas, with an emphasis on a goal-oriented approach to a healthy flock of sheep. Questions and goals are what inevitably drive many of our management and business decisions. What market am I trying to serve? How can I increase the yield and make my wool finer? Where can I get my specialty breed wool processed? How can I better set-up my handling system in order to make sheep flow better? We will cover some of the most important topics in order to try to answer some of these questions. Breeding and selection, feed and feed additives, pasture and rangeland use, lambing management, shearing and wool handling, basic veterinary care, and business management will be some of the topics covered. Each participant is encouraged to attend this session with a set of questions and goals for flock improvement. Guided by a Klickitat County sheep rancher and sheep shearer.
Goat Care Essentials with Sonya Shields:
Join us for a multi-faceted day of goat care basics. We will cover hoof care, feed requirements, kidding, tattooing, milking. We will also be diving a little deeper to include what to keep in your goat tool/medicine kit, vaccines, deworming, mineral needs, how to draw blood for disease testing, tagging and more! If there's interest we can also go over clipping and basics of showmanship.
Youth Show Lamb Clinic with Baumgartner Club Lambs:
Join us for a day of information, demonstration and hands-on practice. Bring your current 4-H or FFA Market Lamb with you! Topics covered will include :
Feeding- what and how to properly feed your market lamb to reach their full potential!
Fitting- How to get your market lamb show ready- the tools and techniques you need to know! Showing- focused on current trends in showmanship as well as other styles and what those judges may be looking for.
This will be a flexible clinic with lots of room for your questions, so come with some goals in mind and ask whatever questions you may have!
Fiber Prep with Janet Town and Lisa Huebner: (additional fee)
From Scouring to Spinning
In this class you will learn / hone your skill on How To:
*choose and process a fleece
*determine the quality of the fiber
*clean a fleece properly
*prep for spinning and dyeing
Will include making your own drop spindle and a lesson on how to spin!
LEFEVER HOLBROOK RANCH (View)
1098 HWY 97
Goldendale, WA 98620
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|
Most classes will be accessible to everyone. If you require a specific accommodation please reach out.