2012 TEEN SHEEP CAMP
Meet The Woolly Wonders
We’ll tour the farm and get to know each other today, using the dog to bring in all sheep. We’ll learn safe handling techniques and run the flock through the raceways for close inspection. After lunch, we’ll trim feet, hand-paint some yarn and learn the basics of sheep nutrition.
Field Trip Day
We’ll travel up to Turbotville to take a behind-the-scenes tour of Clark’s Feed Store . Then it’s on to see a flock of rare CVM/Romeldale sheep. We’ll end the day at Worthington Alpaca Farm who has their own wool processing mill. Lunch will be a picnic at a scenic spot.
The kids will be cooking a feast of two lamb dishes, fresh bread, and seasonal vegetables picked that morning. In between kitchen tasks, we’ll learn about getting lambs off to a good start at birth and for the first three critical days of life.
In the morning, we’ll make Felt Wall Hangings. After lunch, we’ll have a visit from Dr. Jackie Rapp, a large animal vet who owns her own vet clinic AND raises sheep. She’ll show us her mobile vet clinic and diagnostic lab, and discuss skills every sheep owner should know. Afterwards, we’ll check out the computer program which tracks individual health records on each sheep. .
We’ll go for a wagon ride, learn about the honeybees and taste their honey, check the growing lambs, and put the finishing touches on our wall hangings. Then we’ll use felting needles to create an animal to take home as a souvenir.