• Taylor-Bray Farm Spring Sheep Festival

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    Here’s your chance to see how wool goes from the sheep to the sweater!

    At historic Taylor-Bray Farm’s annual Sheep Festival, visitors are treated to demonstrations of the ages-old arts of sheep herding, sheep shearing, wool spinning, blacksmithing, and open-hearth cooking.

    On the grounds of the 22-acre farm, you’ll also meet the resident donkeys, sheep, Scottish Highland cattle and other farm animals – with petting areas for up-close visits. Haywagon rides, handcrafts for sale, and refreshments round out the day.

    When: June 1, 2014, 9 am – 4 pm

    Where: Taylor-Bray Farm, 108 Bray Farm Road, Yarmouthport

    Admission: Free ($5 per vehicle requested parking donation)

    Highlights this year include:

    Sheepherding – David Kennard – Wellscroft Farm, Chesham, NH
    Sheepshearing – Andy Rice – Hogget Hill Farm, Brattleboro, VT
    Wooly Animal Exhibit – Toni Malouf – Knot-A-Thot Farm, Barnstable, MA
    Hearth Cooking – The Heaney Family, So. Yarmouth, MA

    Wool Demonstrations and Sales:
    Spinning – Cape Cod Spinners Guild
    Rug Hooking – Cranberry Rug Hookers
    Weaving – Kelly Knight, Dennis, MA
    Dying – Lisa Dashinger, River Valley Farm, Pittsfield, MA

    For kids and wannabe kids – Haywagon rides with Farmer Don

    As always, the silent auction to raise money for the maintenance of the farm and care of the animals has a fascinating array of items donated by our generous supporters. If your bid doesn’t earn you what you wanted, you can stock up on Taylor-Bray hats, tee-shirts, activity books and shopping bags.

    Come for a fun filled day at this beautiful historic farm.

     

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    May 10, 2014