Start in the classroom and learn about the basic technique of shearing, why and when you should be doing it.
Watch Farmer Tim demonstrate how to shear and then roll the fleece. He’ll share his tips of the trade and show you how to avoiding cutting the sheep and injuring yourself. Then it’s your turn, Tim will be on hand to give you all the help and advice you need.
You’ll spend the afternoon perfecting your technique. If you’ve got sheep at home, you should be ready to take the plunge and do them yourself by the end of the day.
We’ll finish the day with tea and cake and the opportunity to ask any further questions.
Excellent day. Lots of hands on practice and lots of laughter!
We had an amazing time staying on the farm in the Humble Hideaway, and doing the sheep shearing course.
Tim is an amazing instructor! Most people would probably not describe this course as relaxing, but it was, it was informative and rewarding and you get to see the fruits of your labour!
Thank you very much Farmer Tim and Joe for having endless patience whilst teaching me (and others) how to shear sheep yesterday. You both worked so hard so that we could all experience getting a fleece off.