16 thoughts on “Wool Days at Old Sturbridge Village

    1. milfordstreet Post author

      They did a really nice job. Our five year old niece had a difficult time believing that shearing the sheep was the first step that ended with a wool cap or pair of socks. Seeing the other steps in the process in other exhibits may have made her a believer.

  1. Argus

    The sheep rallied and in the end won by two falls and a submission. But it was close …

    I love these shots. (As for shearing, I (a townie) helped a friend once on a small-holding. The eighty-odd lambs were eeeeeeasy, the thirty or so ewes were a challenge, but the second ram literally threw me right over the bows of the tractor. I’d have taken the remnants of my dignity and left the rest to my pal but he couldn’t stop laughing long enough to do it alone.

    1. milfordstreet Post author

      Great story. I came close to a nasty incident with a ram in Iceland. He and two ewes were in a cave on a bluff and I tried to get a photo. Discrestion was the better part of valor that day as I retreated to my car.

      The sheep at the museum all seemed to be ewes when we were there. Except for one who put up a bit of a fuss, they seemed pretty easy.

  2. Miss Gentileschi

    Oh! This post hasn’t shown up in my reader, I just discovered it via references to your second latest post…
    What a great picture, Chris! It certainly looks like you just travelled back in time ๐Ÿ˜‰ It would also look great as a genre painting, maybe dutch ๐Ÿ˜‰ Also: I love sheep! Cheers!

    1. milfordstreet Post author

      Thanks, Sarah. This was from a trip to Old Sturbridge Village back in 2014. It was fun to go on a day they did the sheep shearing. My sister and her family accompanied us. It was a lot of fun. Cheers!


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