Black Sheep Guild Field Trip to Meridian Jacobs Ranch – June 8th
Robin spoke at the January guild meeting about her ranch, her work and her life as a sheep rancher, weaver, spinner, dyer, activist and business woman.
Robin offers visits to her ranch and the suggestion is to go for a visit and see her ranch, pet some sheep, view and even buy some of her products and learn more about her work with Fibershed, a group of people who work to improve the carbon footprint of the ag businesses into net-positive systems to mitigate and lessen climate change (https://fibershed.org/).
Suggested date is June 8th.
We would leave about 9:00 am from a central meeting place and be gone most of the day, returning in the later afternoon, (Exact time to be set by the group later)
We would carpool together, it is about a 1.5 hour drive to her location. We could either bring a sack lunch or go to nearby Dixon for lunch.
Please let Johanna know if you are interested in joining her in going. The guild is not paying for the event and the cost of the visit is not yet clear at this time, but it should be reasonable.
Johanna Gelb-johannagelb @ yahoo.com * 650 465 2423
For more info please see what Robin wrote:
It is possible that there could be a sheepdog demo but that depends on the status of groups of sheep at that point. We can certainly spend time in the barn looking at sheep up close. There are always pet sheep who want to be handled and plenty others to look at and I have a lot to show and talk about in the barn. My goal would be to have all of my fleeces skirted and sold by then, but that never happens. So there would probably be some fleeces available.
The shop: We can talk about the different yarns, my woven pieces, etc. I have a variety of local products, including Gardeners Gold Wool Pellets. We can talk about that product, Fibershed projects, etc. There is always something of interest to discuss. Looking at the dye garden, some of which should be blooming by then.
Sounds like fun???? Please join us!