City folks don't have many opportunities to interact with farm animals — no, squirrels don't count — and that's really too bad. Your average farm-dweller is a pretty cute creature, and Shetland sheep have to be some of the sweetest-looking fuzzies we have ever seen (Google-Image-search them on up if you don't believe us). At Bowood Farms (4605 Olive Street; 314-454-6868 or www.bowoodfarms.com
) this weekend, we'll have an opportunity to get an up-close look at some of these adorable sheep when Peggy McCallie brings a few to the nursery to demonstrate how to shear them during Sheep to Shear
. She raises these wooly guys on her farm near Dittmer, and some of her yarn and other products are available for purchase at Bowood. The sheep-shearing commences at 2 p.m. and is free to watch.
Sat., April 25, 2009