Events and Workshops
Part of Ballyhoo's mission is to educate the public about Heritage and Primitive breeds, sustainable practices, and fiber arts! We welcome groups of all ages. Below are some of our current planned events - check back for more!
Ballyhoo will host once a month Saturday classes in fiber arts. Class sizes are limited, many materials provided. Contact us to reserve your spot!
July: Spinning Sampler
August: Beginning Knitting
November: Beginning Longdraw Spinning
January: Knitting in the Round
February: Dye Class
March: Needle felting
Sheep to Shawl 2016
Our next Sheep to Shawl series will be a year-long course, one day each month. Each student will work with an entire fleece; at the end of twelve months (s)he will have processed that fleece into a project of his/her choice! Day-long classes will include:
- Shearing and choosing a quality fleece
- Skirting and picking
- Carding and blending
- Dyeing methods
- Yarn weights and spinning methods
- Knitting, crocheting, and felting
Contact us for more information!
Ever wanted to be a shepherd? You can! Here's how!
Ballyhoo Farm is offering a Virtual Shepherd Experience! For $50 you can adopt a member of the Ballyhoo Flock! As a Virtual Shepherd, you get:
* Adoption certificate with a photo of your sheep
* Your choice of tote bag, calendar, or set of note cards
* Visits to your sheep in person (please call in advance!)
* Naming rights (for lambs)
But wait! There's more!
For $100 you will also receive:
* 1 lb. of yarn, roving, raw fleece, or your choice of finished product from your sheep's shearing
* Monthly videos of your lamb so you can watch him/her grow!
Don't miss the opportunity to be a virtual shepherd to a real live sheep! It's a perfect gift for that fiber-lover in your life!
Zeke's Flaxtacular Biscuits
2 c. unsifted flour
1. c. cornmeal
1/2 c. ground flax seed
1/4 c. oil or peanut butter
1 c. shredded chedder cheese
2 duck or large chicken eggs
1/2 - 3/4 c. water (as needed)
Preheat oven to 350. Mix all ingredients into dough. It will seem a little dry at first but the more you mix, the more it sticks together. Roll out on floured surface and cut using cookie cutter (our favorites are a puppy and bone!) or cut into thin strips (dogs don't care how food looks).
Bake for 30 minutes. Turn oven off; let sit for 35 minutes or until crunchy. Cool and fill the cookie jar!These will keep for a week or two as long as you make sure they are hard and cool before storing.