Shearing on Prairie Plum Farm will be Saturday, March 18th starting around 10:00. This is approximate as the shearer will be working another farm prior to mine. Individuals interested in sheep, wool, showing kids how wool is harvested, and/ or in getting a taste of lamb balls are invited to join us. I’ll be serving the lamb balls with choice of sweet and savory sauces as well as lasagne for lunch (in case the cute sheep put you off eating lamb). It will be simple fare and I’m accepting donations if you choose to help cover the cost (=optional). The shearing will be in the barn (duh) and lunch will be in my unheated greenhouse, so dress appropriately. A friend who spins will be demonstrating that skill. Cleaned wool and yarn will be available for purchase as will fleeces fresh off the animals. Come a bit early (9:00?) if you want to pick out your fleece while it still has its personality attached to it.
Directions: from the intersection of Hwys 43 and 44 in Mabel – go north about 1/10 mile on 43. Turn left on Co Rd 28/120th Street. The farm (fire number 42443) will be on your right about 1.7 miles out. Gray buildings and plastic covered greenhouse are key landmarks.