Spend the afternoon enjoying a hands on experience with Victoria! She will help you understand why it was important to have sheep wool for many things, not just hooking a rug. Victoria will help you understand what it was like many years ago while you spend half a day with her. You will have a hands on experience with all of the processing and you will come away with a deeper appreciation for the work that our ancestors had to do and why it was done that way.
You will experience going back in time at a Unesco Biosphere Destination, as we believe in preserving the history, as it is very important to who and what we are as a farm. Our farm dates back to 1820, it was the first School house on Brier Island, then used as a dairy farm and then as a sheep farm, so in reality we have not strayed from our past.
Everyone will get a chance to have a walk about on the farm while you are here. We raise South Down Babydoll sheep, we have crosses with a few Cotswolds and Romney, and they reside right here at the Brier Wood Farm. The wool from these sheep is what I use to teach you how to prepare it for spinning it and hooking. In addition to our sheep, we have chickens, 4 barn cats and of course Bear (our lovable dog).
You will spend half a day on the farm doing the Hooking By The Sea Experience. You will also have a craft to take home with you! Cancellations must be done 48hrs in advance.
Pricing for this Experience is:
Adults: $50 per person
Children under 12: $25