Rituals of Spring Weekends: Sheep Shearing
Saturday, May 05, 2012 - Sunday, May 06, 2012 10 am–5 pm Saturday, 11 am–5 pm Sunday
With spring come annual rituals — cleaning house, planting gardens, preparing the farmsteads for the growing season, or taking time to honor those who've come before us. Join us as we kick off our 2012 season with these special spring weekends — including plenty of opportunities to lend a hand. On this weekend, see our historic breeds of sheep — Merinos and Cotswolds — shorn by hand. Visitors can feel the fleece of these two breeds to understand the difference, then see them processed into yarn. Newborn lambs will be nearby, awaiting their mothers' spring haircuts.
Adults $16; children (5-17) $9 (children under 5 are free); students and senior citizens (65 and over) $14; family (two adults and two or more dependent children 5-17) $43. Fees include an all-day tram transportation pass.
Venue: Old World Wisconsin
Old World Wisconsin documents the settlement of 19th- and early 20th-century Wisconsin. It comprises an 1870s crossroads village and 10 ethnic farmsteads located on 576 acres of wooded hills in the Southern Unit of Kettle Moraine State Forest.
W372 S9727 Hwy 67
PO Box 69
Phone: For recorded information call 262-594-6300; during operating hours call 262-594-6301.
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