All new clients MUST complete the “Request a Shearing Visit” form by clicking the button directly above. This is the only way new shearing requests are received. I drive a great deal, often do not have reception, and cannot keep up with texts, calls, email, and social media requests. Thank you for understanding.
Photos of ALL sheep to be sheared are REQUIRED so I can properly assess their true size, weight, and condition.
My minimum charge is $150. This covers most tiny flock visits in the Bay Area. Payment must be received in full before I depart your property. I accept cash, check, PayPal, and Venmo.
If they’re hot, I’m hot. For my sake and your flock’s, please schedule your shearing well in advance of hot weather. I no longer shear in dangerously hot temperatures.
Since 2013, I have sheared sheep throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. The wild and wooly shearing life has taken me to Nevada, Washington, Colorado, Montana and South Dakota. I completed Advanced Shearing School in South Dakota in 2019 and am a Level I Wool Classer as certified by the American Sheep Industry Association (ASI).
Do you trim hooves?
Yes, either immediately before shearing for tiny flocks, or after for larger flocks. I need the best of my energy for shearing.
Do you shear goats, llamas, and/or alpacas?
No. I am happy to recommend other humane, experienced shearers who do, and who have and maintain the proper gear to do so.
Do you do oral drenching (deworming)?
Yes, with a few caveats. I have experience with liquid drench administered via drenching gun (oral syringe). This process works best and goes much faster when we can work as a team of at least two people, as one person can fill the drenching gun with the appropriate quantity of drench for each animal (depending on weight), and another person can administer it, which must be done carefully.
Flock owners must have all of the necessary drenching equipment (drugs/drench/wormer in sufficient quantity, drenching gun(s) in good condition), and each animal’s weight in order to formulate the proper dose. I am of the “weigh, don’t guess” school of thought: If you do not know how much your sheep weighs and have no scale to determine it, I cannot advise guessing.
As for shearing, flock owners should withhold food and water for at least 12 hours prior to drenching.
Can you skirt my fleece?
Yes, and I can also teach you how to do so. I will need a skirting table or chicken wire on a frame in order to skirt properly. If such is not available, I can minimally skirt your fleece on a clean canvas that I carry with me.