Saturday & Sunday, May 6-7—WOODSTOCK—Billings Farm & Museum, gateway to Vermont’s rural heritage, will feature sheep dhearing and herding with border collies, Saturday and Sunday, May 6-7, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. This event showcases herdsman Steve Wetmore’s team of border collies herding sheep in the farm fields during narrated programs at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. each day. It’s also the spring shearing of the farm’s Southdown ewes, taking place at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 4:30 p.m., along with spinning and carding demonstrations highlighting the skills needed to turn fleece into yarn. Hands-on wool craft activities will be on hand for all ages!
The operating dairy farm, farm life exhibits, and the restored and furnished farmhouse are included in the entrance fee: adults $15; age 62 & over $14; age 5-15 $8; age 3-4 $4; 2 and under free. Billings Farm is located at 69 Old River Road, Woodstock.
For more information, visit billingsfarm.org.
Photo courtesy of Billings Farm & Museum
During an annual weekend held at Billings Farm, the farm’s Southdown ewes get shorn and demonstrate herding with a team of border collies.