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Sheep Shearing Returns to the Homeplace on April 10

April 6, 2021 | Press Release from Friends of LBL

The Homeplace sheep are ready for their spring haircuts, after a whole year of growing out their wool! The Friends of Land Between the Lakes invite you to watch and visit with sheep shearer Gary Lawson as he demonstrates the historic skill of hand shearing sheep on Saturday, April 10, 10 am to 12 noon and 1 to 3 pm at the 1850 Homeplace inside Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area, 4512 The Trace, Dover, Tennessee, 37058. Compare them “before and “after”—it is pretty amazing!

Additional programming includes:

Meet and Greet the Sheep, April 10, 12 noon -1pm
On shearing day, The Homeplace’s heritage breed sheep are in the spotlight! While the barber is away at lunch, take the time to meet these sheepish stars up close and personal and learn more about them and why they are on the farm. This event is ideal for home educators.

Let the Spinning Wheels Turn, April 10, 10am - 3pm
Watch and learn as wool is spun on the many different types of wheels on the farm.

Wooly Works, April 11th, 11am-3pm
Watch how the new sheep fleeces are dyed turned into colorful handmade woolen goods to be used on the farm.

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