On May 20, 2020

Billings Farm celebrates Sheep and Wool Week  

May 25-29—WOODSTOCK— Enjoy the “shear” joy of spring during Billings Farm’s Sheep and Wool Week, online May 25-29. It’s time for our sheep to get their annual haircuts! What happens to the wool after it is sheared? How does the wool become yarn? Billings will  answer those question in the virtual journey from sheep to scarf.

Watch a professional sheep shearer make quick work of the wool in an online demonstration. See border collies expertly herding the sheep around the farm fields and learn how herding dogs are trained. Learn how sheep farming in Vermont dramatically shaped its landscape.

Follow the wool as it is sheared from the sheep, washed and carded, spun and dyed and then woven into a beautiful scarf by Billings Farm’s fiber experts. You can be the lucky bidder and win the handmade scarf in our Sheep to Scarf Auction online at 32auctions.com/BillingsFarmSheepToScarf.  The auction begins at 9 a.m. on Monday, May 25 and ends at 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 30. Auction proceeds will support Billings Farm & Museum’s programs. Kids can join the yarn-spun fun by make a cardboard loom and practice their weaving skills.

Join in the kitchen online with  educators as they demonstrate a recipe for shepherd’s pie as part of their Time Travel Tuesday series and make chocolate caramel using sheep’s milk as part of their Foodie Friday series.

Make Billings Farm at Home your online resource for bringing our farm, history, and events home. Find fun crafts and delicious farm recipes to make, and activities to download and do at home. Meet our animals and learn about life on the dairy farm through online videos. Connect with them at: billingsfarm.org/billings-farm-at-home, facebook.com/BillingsFarmMuseum, and instagram.com/BillingsFarmMuseum.

The Billings Farm & Museum is owned and operated by The Woodstock Foundation Inc., a charitable non-profit institution. Billings Farm & Museum is committed to providing educational opportunities and experiences to our visitors, whether here in Woodstock, Vermont or at home wherever you are through online resources at Billings Farm at Home.

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