Highland’s annual sheep shearing will take place on Sunday, April 26 (rain or shine). At 3:00 p.m. Tom Stanley will demonstrate the New Zealand sheep shearing method at this educational, agricultural event. We will also have traditional wool carding and spinning demonstrations for the family from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
If the weather is favorable, visitors are encouraged to enjoy a picnic lunch on the grounds.
Admission to the sheep shearing event is $5 per person. Children under 6 are admitted free. Monroe’s Farm Friends members are admitted FREE OF CHARGE!
About Tom Stanley
Tom Stanley has worked with sheep his entire life, starting with an orphaned lamb when he was 9 years old. He started shearing his own sheep when he was 14 years old. Today, Tom is employed by Virginia Tech as an Agriculture Extension Agent based in Rockbridge County and keeps a small flock of 40 breeding sheep that lamb each April.