Jeff Jordan started shearing sheep for my grandfather when he was fifteen years old. Before he could hold a driver’s license in NH. In those days Jeff would pack up his gear and his mother would drive him to whatever farm he needed to be at. He would do the shearing, and then call his mom to come pick him up. I don’t know just when Jeff started shearing sheep but at fifteen he was good enough that my grandfather never called anybody else.
The New Hampshire Sheep and Wool Association would like to extend our sincere condolences to Jeff Jordan's family in this difficult time. Jeff will be greatly missed. He shared his sheep knowledge and experience with shepherds across the area for many years. Thank you Jeff.
Jeff's celebration of life service will be held on Sept 15th at 3pm. It will be held at New Beginnings Church of Nazarene, 33 Staniels Road, Loudon, NH. There will be an open mic reception with refreshments following.
We are headed to the 35th Farm and Forest Expo! Come visit us in booth # 605.
Farm and Forest
Radisson Hotel * 700 Elm Street * Manchester, NH
Friday, February 2, 2018 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, February 3, 2018 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
To help raise awareness of NH Sheep and Wool we are having a booth at Deerfield Fair. We could use some extra folks to talk about the association, sheep or fiber. If you can volunteer for one of the below shifts, please call or email Rick Young at 603-502-0800, firstname.lastname@example.org. -- Thank you!!!
September 28: Shift 1: 8am - 12pm; Shift 2: 12pm - 4pm; Shift 3: 4pm - 8pm
September 29: Shift 1: 8am - 12pm; Shift 2: 12pm - 4pm; Shift 3: 4pm - 8pm
Wellscroft Fence Systems is holding their annual fence clinic! This is a great resource for learning about fencing.
You may have noticed a little change on to our site. As technology is used more often by shepherds and want-to-be shepherds we are trying to grow with it. Please be patient as we are all shepherds and not website developers. But that being said; this is a site about NHSWGA and SHEEP!! Please let our us know if you would like to write some articles for our site. There is a lot of sheep knowledge in our membership, New Hampshire, and the surrounding area, and we would like this to be a place of knowledge as well as updates. Lastly, please check back often! This "news" area is designed
New Hampshire Sheep and Wool Association held their annual meeting on 29 October 2017. We had a wonderful pot luck super, business meeting, wool pool, and guest speaker. The pot luck super consisted of tasty dishes brought from all who attended.
Our business meeting was quite productive. We adopted new by laws (see about us), elected a new board (see about us), and received some organization updates.