Saturday is sheep shearing day at Watson Farm in Jamestown

Saturday is sheep shearing day at Watson Farm in Jamestown

JAMESTOWN - Historic New England's Watson Farm invites the public to celebrate spring at its annual Sheep Shearing Day on Saturday, May 11, from noon to 4 p.m.

Discover the incredible world of wool. Watch as the farm flock sheds its winter coat under the skilled hands of shearers Lara Sullivan and Melissa Higgins leaving piles of lustrous wool. Be adventurous and try your hand at spinning a yarn with a drop spindle. Learn as spinners and weavers from the Rhode Island Spinners Guild demonstrate their skills at producing yarns and fabric from the wool produced by the sheep. You may also find a baby lamb to pat and visit with new born chicks.

Make sure to take time to walk the scenic farm trails that meander down to Narragansett Bay through the pastures where you may visit with the herd of Red Devon cattle and perhaps see a new born calf.

The Watson Farm is located at 455 North Road in Jamestown. Admission is $10 per car. Historic New England members $5 per car. The event is rain or shine. For more information visit www.HistoricNewEngland.org, or call 401-423-0005.