Sheep Sheering Returns to The Homeplace on Saturday

Photo Provided by Friends of Land Between the Lakes

Sheep sheering returns to the 1850s Homeplace inside Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area this weekend.

Executive Director Aviva Yasgur with Friends of Land Between the Lakes invites the public to come out to the Homeplace to watch and visit with sheep shearer Gary Lawson as he demonstrates the historic skill of hand shearing sheep on Saturday from 10 a.m. until noon. Then from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday afternoon, Yasgur says you can watch and learn as wool is spun on the many different types of wheels on the farm.

On Sunday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., Yasgur adds visitors can watch how the new sheep fleeces are dyed and turned into colorful handmade woolen goods to be used on the farm.

The 1850 Homeplace is located at 4512 The Trace, Dover, Tennessee.