2008-05-08 / About Town

Sheep shearing is a sure sign of spring

Celebrate Spring at Watson Farm's annual Sheep Shearing Day to be held this Saturday, May 10, from noon to 4 p.m.

Located in Jamestown, Historic New England invites the public to this special pre-season Open Farm Day at Watson Farm. It is a great opportunity to watch sheep being shorn, meet the baby lambs and see baby chicks. New this year is the "Watson Farm Quest" a hunt for clues that will take visitors through the farms scenic pastures and down to the shores of Narragansett Bay. The Quest was created by Jamestown students who will be on hand to get everyone started.

Spinners and weavers will be on hand to show their skill in the fiber arts. Admission is $10 per car. Parking is limited.

The Watson Farm is a 265-acre working farm located at 455 North Main Rd. It is owned by Historic New England, a museum of cultural history. Historic New England preserves, interprets and collects buildings, landscapes and objects reflecting New England life from the 17th century to the present for the enjoyment of all. The Watson Farm opens for the season in June. The hours are June 1 to Oct. 15, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday from 1 to 5 pm. Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for seniors, $2 for students, six and under are free.

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