Lambing & kidding primer for beginners at Potsdam Library Jan. 3
Thursday, December 28, 2017 - 9:11 am

POTSDAM - A lambing and kidding primer for beginning herders is an upcoming how-to workshop will be presented by Dr. Johanna Kingsley, with the Local Living Venture, on Wednesday, Jan. 3, from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Potsdam Public Library.

The discussion will cover the preparations for lambing/kidding season, the stages of normal birth, how and when to intervene in lambing or kidding, and post-natal care of healthy and unhealthy lambs and kids.

Dr. Johanna Kingsley is a native of Heuvelton, now living in DeKalb, and received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Cornell University in 2011. Following graduation, she worked as an associate in mixed and small animal practice.

In 2015, she opened Kingsley Veterinary Services to offer comprehensive veterinary care to small ruminants in St. Lawrence County. She is also an active member of the Bees & Beekeeping Discussion Group also facilitated by the Local Living Venture. Kingsley Veterinary Services can be found on Facebook.

The workshop will be held at the Potsdam Public Library in the downstairs community room at 2 Park St. Look for the orange "Workshop Site" lawn signs.

A $20 suggested donation level for workshop attendance is suggested for adults, with a discount to $35 for a couple, $10 for students. Partial scholarship is available upon request. All proceeds benefit Local Living Venture programming.

Class size is limited, so attendees will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, with pre-registered participants receiving first priority. Drop-in's are welcome, though at risk of the space being full.

To RSVP for a guaranteed spot, contact 315-347-4223, or [email protected], and leave name(s), emails, and phone numbers for a confirmation by email.

A listing of upcoming workshops and events can be found on the Workshop Schedule page at

The Local Living Venture is based in the St. Lawrence River Valley and coordinates near-weekly local workshops promoting traditional rural and simple living skills for a more capable and healthy community.