Wool Week & Sheep Shearing at LBL's 1850s Homeplace Farm
GOLDEN POND, KY - Wool Week & Sheep Shearing at LBL's 1850s Homeplace Farm
The Homeplace 1850s Farm at Land Between the Lakes hosts a week of programs dedicated to working with wool Saturday, April 8 through Saturday, April 15. Visitors are invited to get some hands-on experience and lend a hand preparing the new fleeces for spinning into yarn.
“The sheep are ready to shed their wool from the past year and that means new fleeces to wash, tease, card, spin, and dye,” said Cindy Earls, Homeplace Lead Interpreter. “We will show each step it takes to process our sheep's raw wool into yarn, which we knit or weave into clothing during our Ewe to Yarn Challenge.”
Invited artist, Gary Larson, will give Homeplace sheep their “haircut” for the year, 1850’s style, on Sheep Shearing Day, Saturday, April 8, 10 am-noon and 1-3 pm.
Programs included with regular admission: ages 13 and up $5; ages 5-12 $3; ages 4 and under are free. Fourth grade students can go to www.everykidinapark.gov, get their free Every Kid in a Park pass, and get their family in for free.
Program schedule includes:
Saturday, April 8 - 15
Wool Week: Ewe to Yarn Challenge
11 am - 3 pm
Saturday, April 8
Sheep Shearing Day
10 am - Noon & 1-3 pm: Going to the “Baa-bar Shop”: Spring Sheep Shearing
11 am-3 pm: Washing the Fleece
Noon-1 pm: Meet and Greet with Sheep
Sunday, April 9
Teasing Dried Wool
Monday, April 10
Tuesday, April 11
Spinning the Wool
Wednesday, April 12
Begin Knitting the Wool
Thursday, April 13
Carding, Spinning, and Knitting
Friday, April 14
Spinning and Knitting
Saturday, April 15
Finish Knitting Projects
To find more information about Land Between the Lakes, log on to the official website at www.landbetweenthelakes.us or call 800-LBL-7077 or 270-924-2000.