Come join me at the 2019 Flagstaff Wool and Fiber Festival June 1 and 2 at the Pioneer Museum, 2340 N. Fort Valley Rd., Flagstaff. The festival runs from 9 am to 4 pm both days. There is something for all ages to enjoy: sheep, alpacas, yaks, shearing, food, craft vendors selling yarns and handmade items, demonstrations, classes and lectures.
I will be talking on three topics June 1st at 11 am. The first topic will be the wonders of wool and its versatility. Second, on one or two sheep families, most likely the Pouquettes from the Williams area, or the Espils. Last, I will introduce a new product now being produced in Arizona from sheep: cheese. The Rovey Dairy in Glendale, Arizona has been raising sheep for about 10 years and about five years ago, got involved in sheep cheese making. They are what you would call a Repurposed Dairy, environmentally friendly.