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Historic Trades: Sheep Shearers & Wool Carders

Historic Yates Mill County Park
Historic Yates Mill County Park. Saturday, May 20th 1pm-4pm. For all ages, FREE. Registration is not required.

Jokingly, the question has been asked: "If wool shrinks when you wash it, why don"t sheep get smaller when it rains?" But seriously, what"s the connection between sheep and wool? Find out during this month"s Historic Trades display, while exploring the traditional work of the sheep shearer and wool carder, and how their work relates to the production of clothing and other handmade textiles. Then play a game pretending you are sheep gathered in a heap, trying to spy the "woolly, woolly wolf".

Free displays with hands-on activities are available each month in the Mill Yard on the Saturdays when the mill is open for corn grinding demonstrations. Registration is not required. Stop by anytime during the program time.
 

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