|Farm & Fiber
Classes & Retreats
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a
workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly
dividing the word of truth. 2 Timothy 2:15
American Sheep Industry Certified
April 13, 14 & 15, 2017
Shepherd’s Cross has been raising and shearing sheep since the early 1990’s. Not
ony do we shear, but we also process wool fibers from our own sheep right here on the
farm in our all natural, mini-wool mill.
Total Class Fee: $245.00
$75 Deposit & this form due by April 5th
What each student will learn & receive:
~ How to shear a sheep effectively
~ Proper handling of shearing equipment
~ Sheep handling
~ Skirting and grading a fleece
~ Basic wool processing
~Shearing Manual, DVD, poster & certificate
Instructors: Israel Vasek
Israel is a professional sheep shearer, and shears approximately 10,000 sheep per year. He
learned to shear with his father, and is carrying on the family tradition. Israel is not only a quality
shearer, but he is conscientious, and handles the sheep respectfully.
Dr. Diane Dickinson
Dr. D is a licensed veterinarian, specializing in small ruminants and will be teaching the animal
handling as well as wool grading and processing.
Here is Registration form for Shearing School
Saturday September 3, 2016 8:30 am- 4:30 pm
& May (TBA), 2017
Class Topics Include
- Vaccinations, Feet Trimming, Tail Docking, Bloodless castration, Managing pasture & Feeding,
Parasites & Worms, FAMACHA, Lambing & Birthing, Neonatal care (lambs, kids & others), Tubing,
Wool Management, AWA
- Practical, profitable, flock herd health
- Sheep, goats, alpacas & other small ruminants
- The Dickinsons provide animal husbandry classes, veterinary care and training, wool mill training and
Lamb of God Bible studies around the world, through the non-profit organization Heart of the
Shepherd that operates on the farm.
- Instructor is Dr. Diane Dickinson, a licensed veterinarian and an agriculturalist, with over 30 years
of livestock and farming experience. Her unique perspective of animal husbandry care includes that of
a producer, a veterinarian, the small flock & herd, global agriculture, Biblical agriculture, sustainable
living, natural production, agritourism and niche markets. Dr. D travels around the U.S. & to many
nations teaching animal husbandry & veterinary medicine.
$79.00 per person
Or $149 for 2 family members
Or $199 for the whole family (age 16 & over)
Come by the farm, call or email for registration form. Classes fill quickly - Class maximum 20
Click Here for Registration Form & More Information
Thursday, Friday &
Extended hours for special events
Closed Some Holiday
Call or email for further details
Farm & Fiber Classes Hosted Locally & Internationally
- Some of the places our classes have been taught are: Oklahoma, Arizona, Russia,
Malawi, Uganda, Thailand, Kyrgyzstan, Germany, Sierra Leone, South Africa & Kenya.
- We have been teaching Biblical, agricultural and fiber classes for over three decades.
Fiber Classes Include:
And much more . . . Need a specialty class . . . Simply ask
Additional Information & Registration for Fiber Classes click here
Fibers Worked with Include:
Fiber Classes Available For:
Individuals (one on one)
Day & Weekend Retreats
Spin 'n' Knit-In
Sit . . . spin . . . weave . . . other fiber arts
learn. . . encourage . . . relax
The 2nd Saturday of the Month from 1:00 - 4:00
August 13 September 10 October 8 November 12
December 10 ( Living Nativity special session - costume & demo with us)
form that you would like to learn or need assistance with.
- This is a time, every month that we offer free assistance with any fiber art
- Bring your spinning, knitting, weaving, crochet, or hand crafted project
- Or, Simply drop by & watch.
- Encourage others or find encouragement for yourself
- Wholesome, family oriented conversation
- Bring a snack if you would like . . . sip a cup of tea & enjoy a relaxing afternoon.
|16792 East 450 Road,
Claremore, OK 74017-0935
Hwy 66 & then 2.5 miles East on Akin Road
(EW 45 Road or EW 450 Road)