Monday, April 03, 2006

Baby sheep coming soon to Hancock Shaker Village

Forwarded from Heather McDermott at Hancock Shaker Village

Piglets and Lambs and Calves.....Oh, my!

Join us at the Berkshires' premiere springtime event to shake off the winter doldrums and celebrate the earth's reawakening! The countdown has begun to Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm when our
barnyard babies make their debut on April 8th. Our cuddly babies will continue to charm through April 23rd, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily. Indulge in a bit of reverie in our greening gardens, examine the
masterful utilitarianism of Shaker farm tools, churn a bit of butter, marvel at the deft hands of our spinners and weavers as they demonstrate how to turn a sheep's coat into a sweater for you, and
much, much more.

Applaud the skills of the savvy border collies trained and handled by Mick Warren on Sheep Shearing Day, April 22nd, as they expertly drive and single out sheep. Spin, card, and weave freshly shorn
wool from fleece harvested by master sheep shearer, Fred DePaul, who will demonstrate a variety of sheep shearing techniques. Greylock Youth Club members and their families enjoy free admission and
free activities on Sheep Shearing Day!

Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm is sponsored by Greylock Federal Credit Union, with additional support from the Rotary Club of Pittsfield. A Visit to the Shaker Farm is supported by Berkshire Bank
and a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Hancock Shaker Village is supported in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

For more information about Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm and Sheep Shearing Day, including a schedule of activities and events, call the Village at (413) 443-0188 or log onto

Adopt An Animal at Hancock Shaker Village

You can help care for the animals by participating in this exciting program! Your support provides the resources needed to feed, train and interpret how animals are used on the Shaker Farm! Animals
currently available for adoption include: oxen, cattle, sheep, turkeys, and chickens. To adopt an animal or for more details, log onto

Watch for . . . . .

Handled With Care: The Function of Form in Shaker Craft, coming May 13, 2006 to Hancock Shaker Village and sponsored by TD Banknorth.

"Wine Maketh Merry"

Mark your calendar to join us on Saturday, June 3rd, from 6 to 8 p.m. for a Wines of the World tasting featuring a dizzying array of specialty wines assembled in the world-famous Round Stone Barn.
We're sure you won't want to miss this chance for people to come together to enjoy great libations that will suit the wine budgets of novices to aficionados. This tasting is being organized by
Nejaime's Wine Cellars.


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