LIVE SHEEP SHEARING AT FOSTERFIELDS LIVING HISTORICAL FARMTuesday, March 05, 2019
MORRISTOWN, NJ. Celebrate spring, join a unique experience of turning fleece into woolen fiber, now at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm in Morris Township on Saturday, April 27.
Spend a day on the farm, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and experience a live sheep shearing as it was done in the past without using electricity. Watch as each sheep gets its own ‘haircut’ to remove its woolen fleece that has grown thick since last spring. Learn how the fleece is then processed into woolen fibers and fashions, and dyed with brilliant, natural colors over an open fire.
Enjoy fun, hands-on activities, such as weaving and crafting, and meet the cute, baby lambs. Finish your day off with a tour of the Foster family’s 1854 Gothic revival-style mansion, the Willows.
Admission is $8 per adult, $7 per senior, $6 per child age 4 - 16, FREE per child age 3 & under. Friends members are half-price with a current membership card. For more information and directions to Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, visit, morrisparks.net, or call 973.326.7645.