Sheep Shearing & Herding with Border Collies
May 6 - May 7
Join us for sheep shearing, a spring tradition at the Billings Farm and throughout Vermont. Watch as our Southdown ewes shed their heavy winter fleece with the help of our sheep shearer, who will demonstrate hand shearing, hand-powered clippers, and today’s electric shears. Can you guess which is most efficient? A special treat: watch as Border Collies follow commands and their instincts to herd sheep in the farm fields. Hands-on activities for all the family include carding wool, lamb handprints, and spinning demonstrations.