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May 10 - 31, 2011

Sheep Shearing at FarmparkLake Metroparks Farmpark
8800 Chardon Rd; Kirtland, OH 44094
(440) 256-2122 · 800-366-3276

It's time for the sheep at Farmpark to get their annual ‘haircut’.

Fascinating and informative shearing presentations are offered daily. 

11 am and noon
2:00 pm

To obtain the fiber and to keep the sheep from overheating during the hot summer weather, farmers shear (give the sheep a haircut) the wool each year in the spring. Professional shearers can cut the fleece off in less than a minute with electric shears. Over the summer and fall the sheep will grow enough fleece to keep warm in the winter and provide us with a nice fleece in the spring.

Each year, sheep grow a fleece or coat of lustrous fiber called wool that is used to make many wonderful products from clothing to blankets. Sheep have been selected over thousands of years to grow finer and longer fiber and to keep it from shedding (falling out on its own).

Sheep shearing at Lake Metroparks Farmpark

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