Friday, March 30, 2007


March comes in like a Lion and goes out like a Lamb... while the weather is nice, why not spend a day learning about sheep with your child(ren). Two options tomorrow are Woolapalooza at Drumlin Farm in Lincoln OR the Sheep Shearing Open House at Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary in Princeton.

Where: Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary in Lincoln from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: Tickets & preregistration required. $12, non-member adults & $10 non-member children. Children under age 3 are free.
What: It's a day to to celebrate sheep! Come for the fiber, food, lambs, activities, and the sheep who make them possible. Visit the sheep-to-sweater interpretive trail, including traditional hand shearing, washing, carding, spinning, and dyeing. Border collies will be demonstrating their uncanny herding sensibilities. Event is rain or shine.
Your ticket price provides critical support for our education and conservation programs.
Registration: Call Drumlin Farm and register by phone with a credit card at 781-259-2200.

Where: Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary in Princeton from noon to 4 p.m.
Cost: $10 for non-member adults
What: Sheep grazing led to the development of the many meadow habitats of the sanctuary. Meet Rubus, Hope, and Taggley and learn how sheep are sheared, how wool is made into warm sweaters, and how the team of munchers is being used experimentally to manage open meadows as wildlife See wool demonstrations including spinning, weaving, felting, and knitting.
Info: Call 978-464-2712.

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