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Lopez Lamb, Wool & Goat Festival coming up May 11

May 2nd, 2019

LOPEZ – The annual Lopez Lamb, Wool & Goat Festival will be Saturday, May 11. This free, family-friendly event is a chance for the public to learn about sheep and goats, and experience activities and products. Learn about spinning, weaving, dyeing and felting, and visit with vendors of local crafts, food, and farm products. Watch
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Hummingbirds: How to attract them with nectar, plants

May 2nd, 2019
Hummingbirds: How to attract them with nectar, plants

by Grow Northwest Hummingbirds are a beautiful little sight to behold. They can fly 25 to 30 miles per hour, dive up to 60 miles per hour, and flap their wings approximately 70 times per second. When diving, they can reach 200 times per second! Hummingbirds eat nectar, as well as small insects, larvae, insect
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Registration open for annual Llama/Alpaca Information and Education Day

May 1st, 2019

BELLINGHAM – The 12th annual Llama/Alpaca Information & Education Day will be Saturday, June 22, offering a day of workshops and education about alpacas and llamas. This event is free and open to anyone that currently owns or is interested in owning llamas or alpacas. A group of caring owners and speakers will discuss care,
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All things goats at Goat University

Apr 2nd, 2019

WHIDBEY – Goat University 2019, a one-day clinic on all things goats, will be held Saturday, April 20 at the Island County Fair Grounds on Whidbey Island. Registration is available for all ages, with a variety of classes offered. Goat University is presented by Four Seasons Farm 4-H Club. For information, contact www.facebook.com/4HfunonWhidbey/ or whidbey.goatuniversity@gmail.com.



Raising pigs: Veterinary experts, farmers share techniques, ideas

Jan 30th, 2019

LYNDEN – Conservation Practices for Whatcom County Pig Farms will be held Thursday, Feb. 21. Visit with the Whatcom Conservation District, invited experts from veterinary and agronomy professions, and local farmers, including Alluvial Farms, Bittersweet Farm, and pastured pork researchers from Kwantlen Polytechnic Institute in British Colombia. Discuss techniques to manage deterioration of vegetative ground
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Dairy goats: A basic introduction of what you need to know

Jun 3rd, 2017
Dairy goats: A basic introduction of what you need to know

by Corina Sahlin I’m a sucker for baby goats.  There’s nothing cuter than a couple of caprine kids headbutting each other, twisting and turning as they jump high into the air, and egging each other on to cause mischief. In 15 years of raising goats, I have attended every single birth of all my goats.
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Shearing to spinning: A look at fiber processing

Oct 6th, 2015
Shearing to spinning: A look at fiber processing

by Laura Damron People have been harvesting fiber from domesticated animals for thousands of years. Nearly every culture has some version of a wool-based garment; from the Guernsey (or ‘gansey’) fisherman’s sweaters to the colorful woven blankets of Peru, woolen textiles have been an integral part of human existence for ages due to their warmth
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Demos, resources at alpaca, llama day

Apr 30th, 2015

BELLINGHAM – JNK Llamas will hold their 8th annual on-farm workshop for current and future owners of alpacas and llamas on June 13. The day of workshops and education is free, and includes classes on care and basic information presented by local owners, farmers and professionals in the hope this information will help educate owners
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Breeds, demos, crafts, and more at Lamb, Goat and Wool Festival

Apr 30th, 2015
Breeds, demos, crafts, and more at Lamb, Goat and Wool Festival

Sheep Shearing School coming up May 30 The Lopez Lamb, Wool & Goat Festival returns Saturday, May 9, at the Lopez Center for Community and the Arts on Lopez Island from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Started in 2011 as a celebration of island agriculture, the festival will feature various sheep and goat breeds, cheese
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Spinners Eden event offers fiber products from Whatcom, Skagit farms

Apr 3rd, 2015

BELLINGHAM – Spinners Eden Farm will hold its annual Wonderful Woolies Fiber Sale featuring fleeces and fiber from farms located in Skagit and Whatcom counties on Saturday, April 11. All ages are welcome and visitors can purchase items and see the sheep. Spinners Eden raises award winning registered Romeldale/CVM sheep, and along with breeding stock,
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