The Sheep Shearing Festival

Pretty cool thing to witness. The kiddos got to feel the sheep before and after it was shaved. We learned about the oil in the wool. I never knew that was where lanolin came from! We also made wool bracelets, made wool-covered soap bars, and watched sheepdogs round up the sheep.
...And all from a real, live farmer. :)


  1. I'd've loved to have been there - the knitter in me thinks 'yarn! yarn!'

  2. Very cool! My kids would have loved that! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Wow! How did you get hooked up with that field trip? I want to go!