Celebrate the arrival of spring! Sheep-shearing, dyeing wool, and weaving cloth are just some of the activities taking place at this classic spring festival. Scottish border collies display their skills with sheep-herding demonstrations throughout the day. Visitors are invited to explore each step in the process of turning wool into cloth using 18th-century techniques.
Demonstrations will include skirting and sorting display, picking and carding, wool spinning on a drop spindle and on a wheel, dye demonstrations, tape loom weaving, knitting, warp measuring, floor loom weaving, flax processing and spinning, linen bleaching, and colonial games.
10am to 5pm
Schedule of Activities
Farm, Barn, Activity Center, Slaves’ Garden -- open throughout the day.
Manor House Tours -- 10-11:45am, 12:30-2:15pm, 3-4:45pm
Mill Tours -- on the half hour starting at 10:30
11am -- Sheep herding with Gene Sheninger
11:30am -- Storytelling with Jonathan Kruk
12pm -- Sheep shearing
12:30pm -- Duck herding with Gene Sheninger
1pm -- Storytelling with Jonathan Kruk
1:30pm -- Sheep shearing
2pm -- Sheep herding with Gene Sheninger
2:30pm -- Storytelling with Jonathan Kruk
3pm -- Sheep shearing
3:30pm -- Duck herding with Gene Sheninger
4pm -- Storytelling with Jonathan Kruk
$14; $12 for seniors; $8 for children 3-17. Free for members and children under 3