humofyourvoice (humofyourvoice) wrote in fiberpets,

Interested in sheep, not sure where to start!

Hello friends!

I just joined this community because I have recently developed a (strange?) interest in sheep husbandry. I have little to no experience with sheep -- I have interacted with a small flock of Cotswold sheep at a living history site where I used to volunteer, but beyond that, I didn't know much about the fluffy darlings.

I've done a LOT of reading over the past few days, and have been considering different breeds that would be a good fit for me. I'm in college now, but hoping that once I graduate, in a few years I'll be able to purchase some property and have my own (historical!) hobby farm.

Now this is all purely speculation, of course. But! In the meantime, between graduation, getting a job, and following my dream... What can I do to learn more about sheep? At 20 years old, I'm too old to join the 4H in my area, and the historical site where I used to volunteer is nowhere near where I live. Is there a way that I can get an introduction and some real-life experience caring for sheep? Do sheep farmers look for summer interns? XD

Thoughts? Suggestions?
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