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Third annual Spring Shearing Day next weekend

12:18 PM, Jun. 6, 2013  |  Comments
Working around the table as an alpaca is prepared for shearing are, from left, Johnathan DeJardin, Ben Kornowski, LeAnna Franklin and BreAnna Paral. Don't worry, folks, it doesn't hurt.
Working around the table as an alpaca is prepared for shearing are, from left, Johnathan DeJardin, Ben Kornowski, LeAnna Franklin and BreAnna Paral. Don't worry, folks, it doesn't hurt.

Sandy Ridge Farm has scheduled its third annual Spring Shearing Day for 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 15. This event co-sponsored with KeLe Alpacas is open to the public and the admission is free.

The public will be narrated through the steps of shearing an alpaca while Keith Bancroft of KeLe Alpacas and his crew shears alpacas. Sandy Ridge Farm will organize an Alpaca to Apparel Project where the first fleece of the day will be processed into a prize that could be worn home.

While watching hand designers process this fleece, the public can try their hand at carding, spinning, and weaving. Learn about what goes into judging an alpaca fleece and see a mock fiber show. The gift shop will carry a full line of alpaca products from the alpaca to its finished product including gloves, scarves, hats, coats, yarn and much more.

Kids of all ages, from youngsters to those who are 39 again, can walk an alpaca for $2 while navigating over obstacles and through the farm's gardens. Local artists and alpaca breeders will have their products available for sale in the gift shop and will feature a farmers market with a vast array of crafts.

Emmy Kornowski will be demonstrating her talents and giving Henna temporary tattoos. There will be food available prepared by the Kewaunee High School Future Business Leaders of America chapter. Uncle Mike and Great-Grandma will be preparing their chicken booyah and serving the soup hot and fresh.

Participants are welcome to wander through the barn and meet the sheep, rabbits, pot belly pig, chickens, peacocks, and many more animals. Watch the ducklings wattle through the barnyard with the mother duck.

The Kewaunee County Agricultural Heritage Tractor Rally featuring nearly 100 vintage tractors will pass through the farm for the public to adore.

Sandy Ridge Farm is located .3 miles south of Wisconsin 29 on Church Road, just north of the town of Krok.

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