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Sheep Shearing Day

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Story and photography by Megan Venable

Students and families were invited to the campus of the Museum of Appalachia to see sheep farmers cut the winter growth of wool off the Museum’s sheep flock. Sheep Shearing Day also featured live bluegrass music and demonstrations from sheep herders, blacksmiths, beekeepers, spinners, weavers and more.

In addition, guests also received a tour of the Museum farm and village, including some three-dozen historic log structures, exhibit halls filled with thousands of Appalachian artifacts,
working gardens and farm animals. 

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