If you'd like to try sheep shearing, where do you start? Not on YouTube or TikTok. Shearing cannot be taught solely or even primarily via video. That would be like trying to learn figure skating by video, without ever having … READ MORE about How To Get Started In Sheep Shearing
I am the author of Raw Material: Working Wool in the West and have sheared sheep for the past decade. You may also know me from a short Livestock Conservancy film, How To Shear a Sheep and Why.
I write about people, animals, soil, and plants regenerating the planet together. I also provide book indexing, editorial, and other writing services for select clients.
Need sheep shearing? Click the “Request Shearing” button on this page. Need writing, book indexing, teaching, a keynote, or anything besides shearing? Contact me via my website form.
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LATEST BLOG POSTS
Get Thee a Handypiece Pro
The best tool solves all the right problems. And when it solves most, if not all, of your and your customers' problems; when shearers buy it for each other, and then that shearer buys one for another to pay it … READ MORE about Get Thee a Handypiece Pro
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2020: Only the Good Stuff
Let's start with the big ones, first among them: these two. We are alive. All of our immediate family is alive, even those who had COVID-19, even those who spent time in the ICU because of it. We are so … READ MORE about 2020: Only the Good Stuff
Editorial & Indexing
I am the author of Raw Material: Working Wool in the West and a UC Berkeley-certified book indexer. My writing appears in various publications.
I provide a select set of editorial clients with indexing, ghostwriting, developmental and copy editing, proofreading, and book proposal services. My business is registered in San Francisco.
SHEEP SHEARING & HOOF CARE
I am a UC-certified, small-flock sheep shearer. For the past ten years, I have sheared sheep and trimmed hooves throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California. I also provide private and small-group instruction in small ruminant care and the fiber arts.