See how wool is made

His­toric plan­ta­tion of­fers chance to see how wool is made on the farm

The Covington News - - Agriculture & Outdoors -

JULI­ETTE — Watch sheep’s wool be­come cloth the old fash­ioned way at Jar­rell Plan­ta­tion State His­toric Site on Satur­day, April 12 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The process be­gins with shear­ing the sheep (one will be shorn in the morn­ing and one in the early af­ter­noon), then card­ing, spin­ning, dye­ing, and weav­ing the wool. Vis­i­tors may try spin­ning on a drop spin­dle, mak­ing a felt bead, throw­ing a shut­tle on a loom, and even clip­ping some wool off a sheep. A pic­nic area is avail­able for those who want to bring a sack lunch. The Jar­rell Farm Fiber Guild spon­sors the event.

For more in­for­ma­tion, call Bretta Perkins at (478) 986- 5172. Jar­rell Plan­ta­tion is lo­cated be­tween Forsyth and Gray off of Ge­or­gia High­way 18, on Jar­rell Plan­ta­tion Road. The trip is 20 min­utes from Forsyth, 30 min­utes from Gray, and 20 min­utes from north Ma­con.

From In­ter­state 75 take exit 171 in Ma­con or 185 or 186 in Forsyth.

Sub­mit­ted photo

Agri­tourism in ac­tion: In­ter­pre­tive rangers demon­strate sheep sheer­ing at Jar­rell Plan­ta­tion State His­toric Site.

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