April Events at Shelburne Farms, Vermont

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Leaping Lambs & Shear Delights! (special)

Saturday, April 17

TIME: 10 am – 1 pm FEE: Member: $6/adult, $4/child; nonmember: $7/adult, $5/child NO PREGISTRATION

Celebrate this special time of year! Visit our new lambs, watch their moms get sheared, wash the fleece and learn how to hand spin. Try your hand at felting, taste some sheep’s milk cheese, and much more!

Cheddar is a Verb! Be a Cheesemaker for a Day (adult)

Friday, APRIL 23

TIME: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm FEE: $75/person (includes lunch)  REGISTRATION: 802-985-8686

A full-day experience in the art and science of cheese. Work side-by-side with our cheesemakers to turn 6,000 lbs of milk into cheddar! Topics include: raw milk cheese, the 8 steps of cheesemaking, and cheese quality and aging. The day includes a home cheesemaking demonstration

Sheep Shearing Clinic (adult)

Saturday, April 24

TIME: 9:00 am–3:00 pm FEE: $125 for shearing (must bring own equipment); $50 for lectures & observation REGISTRATION: 802-524-6501

Learn the hands-on basics of sheep shearing in this day-long workshop guided by professional sheep shearer, Chet Parsons.  Sponsored by UVM Extension.

Vacation Day: Farmer for a Day (family)

Mon.–Wednesday, April 26–28

Register for one, two, or all three days.

TIME: 9:00 am–3:30 pm Ages: 5–12 FEE: Member: $45/child/day; nonmember: $50/child/day  REGISTRATION REQUIRED:  802-985-8686

Pitch in to prepare the farm for spring! Earth Day adds to the significance of caring for farm animals and garden plants that provide us with food. Activities may also include work in our sugarbush, or on our walking trails or beaches.      Before & after care available upon request. Please contact Peter Bullock 985-0309.

1 Comment on April Events at Shelburne Farms, Vermont

  1. Thanks for posting these Shelburne Farms events. CORRECTION: Shelburne Farms is in Shelburne, Vermont. Not in massachusetts. There is a Shelburne Farm (singular) in Stow, Mass, so confusion does arise sometimes. Thanks.

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