Maurene Hillen, Sheep Dog Herding Trainer
Maurene Hillen is an Open handler from Michigan who comes down on Saturdays, weather depending, when she isn't trialing. She is a student of sheep and sheepdogs since 2001, and is still learning everything she can about holistic dog training, concentrating on establishing a partnership foundation for building herding skills. She provides novice training and trials at the farm for those getting started. Her training will avoid many traditional, often harsh, training methods. Instead, she will teach how using respect and clear communication is best for our dogs. You can schedule an assessment or training with Maureen by emailing her at email@example.com
Edie Hardin Steiner, Sheep Dog Herding Demonstrations
Edie Steiner and her border collies do herding demonstrations on location. Edie volunteers giving demonstrations at Mutton Hill in the summer. Check the Summit County Historical Society for information on her Perkins Mansion shows. You can contact Edie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chef Larkin Rogers
Chef Larkin Rogers is our featured chef at our Farm-to-table Dinners.
Yellow Creek Trading Company
Yellow Creek Trading Company in Peninsula sells our wool products. You can also find lambs out side the store in a catch pen for special shopping days at Easter and Christmas.
AJ Neitenbach, Musician/Farmer
AJ Neitenbach and his fellow musicians play at our farm events. In addition to his music, AJ and Pamela Neitenbach also began Neienbach Farm, their Countryside Initiative farm, in late 2007.
Brian McElhinney, Piper
Brian McElhinney, the Akron Piper, plays for the Blessing of the Sheep at our Spring Fling and other events. He can be booked to play at your farm event. He is a brilliant performer and has one many piping competitions. For more information, contact him at email@example.com
Jay Campbell, Shearer
Jay Campbell shears the flock each year. Sheep shearers are in demand and "Who shears our sheep?" is the most frequently asked question we get at the farm. He has a wealth of knowledge about sheep, having raised them all his life. Jay can be reached at 330-540-9289.
Barbara Gedeon, Flowers & Gardening
Barbara Gedeon of Josiah Lincoln Clouser Flower Farm manages our high tunnel hoop house where she also grows flowers. To order fresh flowers or dried flowers, she can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ed Pepera, Bee Keeper
Ed Pepera of Happy Thyme Garden Farm in Richfield is the bee keeper at the farm. We sell pure, raw unfiltered honey from the bee hives. For more information on bee keeping and our honey, call or text Ed at (216) 280-2912.
Cindy Brewster, Plein Air Artist
Cindy Brewster specializes in doing commission dog and other animal portraits as well as plein air landscapes in graphite, charcoal, pen and ink, pastel, silverpoint, or oil. Her Border Collie portfolio is Work Art.
Greg Shellabarger, Volunteer Coordinator and Project Manager
The Spicy Lamb Farm is extremely thankful to Greg Shellabarger who is responsible for funding our wonderful pavilion, contributed to the barn raising, and many other farm improvements. In addition, Greg never misses a farm event and helps coordinate projects.