Watch your shorts and camera straps. Goats will nibble on anything. Loved for their curiosity and mischievous playfulness, goats are also responsible for some delicious dairy products... from milk to cheeses and more. Fun fact: The etymology of the phrase "to get someone's goat" is purportedly derived from the practice of putting goats in the stalls of thoroughbreds to calm their nerves before a race. A sneaky rival would "get the goat" (i.e. remove it from the stall), agitating the horse, and hurting his odds of winning.
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Feeling sheepish? Well, you'll be in good company, but bear in mind, if you wear a wool sweater, you may be judged. While their fleece may not be "white as snow," watching these ornery little lambs is shear fun. Just don't ask what they think of Christmas.
Find out why sheep seem to be so negative about everything.., baaah! But more importantly, find out how sheep have been so valuable to people, from dairy products, to wool and meat. Herd your flock into the barn to find out more about these wooly creatures.
From shearing to weaving, the Sheep to Shawl demonstration will show you all the work involved in making your favorite sweater.