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Fresh Sheet: Learn about lambing at Ramstead Ranch

Ramstead Ranch is offering a hands-on lambing school in early April, and now’s the time to sign up.

The workshop takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. April 9 at the ranch, 990 Dennis Road in Ione, Washington.

The instructor is Melissa Lines of SkyLines Farm in Harvard, Idaho. She’s been hosting sheep-breeding workshops at her own farm since 2006. (On the Web:

Topics include the care and feeding of pregnant ewes and newborn lambs. The cost is $100 per person and includes lunch and materials.

Ramstead Ranch raises grass-fed beef and sheep as well as free-range pigs, chickens, turkeys and ducks. For more information, visit

Clover hosts fundraiser

Clover is teaming up with Breast Intentions, which provides underprivileged women with properly fitted bras.

Sunday, the restaurant is holding a “bra-raiser” with appetizers and a glass of wine or beer for guests who donate $20 to the nonprofit. Donors will also receive a 10-percent-off coupon for a meal at Clover, 913 E. Sharpe Ave.

Breast Intentions holds fitting events throughout Eastern Washington and North Idaho. Each woman leaves with a new bra. For more information, email or visit

Call Clover at (509) 487-2937.

Coffee competition

Roast House is hosting a Coffee Brewer’s Competition on March 24, and now’s the time to enter.

It costs $10 to participate, but all skill levels and brew methods are welcome – from professional baristas to coffee enthusiasts. The brew method is up to each contestant. But Roast House will offer use of its Mod Bar espresso brewing system and other tools.

The competition celebrates the release of San Isidoro coffee from Quetzaltenango, Guatemala. Espresso Supply, Mod Bar, Baratza, The Blackbird, The Mason Jar and Fresh Cup magazine are donating prizes.

The event is at 6 p.m. at Roast House, 423 E. Cleveland Ave. Call (509) 995-6500.

Modern Irish cooking

“The Farmette Cookbook” will make you want to marry an Irish farmer and move to Ireland, just like Imen McDonnell did before starting her food blog in 2009.

Originally called “I Married an Irish Farmer,” the blog serves as the foundation for this new cookbook, which details her life on a dairy farm in County Limerick. Look for a review and a few recipes inside the Food section – along with a couple of short, Irish cookbook-winning essays from Spokesman-Review readers.

Do you have fresh food news? Write to: Fresh Sheet, Features Department, The Spokesman-Review, P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210. Call (509) 459-5446 or send an email to

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