This special event will feature Graciano, the sheep shearer, who will demonstrate how the sheep are freed from their winter woolies at 123 Farm. Participants will also be able to see what happens to the fleece once it leaves the sheep (washing, carding, dyeing, and spinning) and to meet the sixty lambs that have been born recently.
DATE/TIME: March 18, 2018 (10 am to 4 pm)*
* The Organic Galleries and some activities will be open until 4 pm. Live sheep shearing demonstrations takes place from 11 am to 3 pm.
LOCATION: The Organic Galleries at Highland Springs Ranch & Inn
Highland Springs Ranch & Inn/ 123 Farm
10600 Highland Springs Ave.
Cherry Valley, CA 92223
Students $8 (6-17 years)
Seniors $8 (65+ years)
Children FREE (5 and under)
*service fee applies when purchasing tickets online
Tickets are also available at the door (cash only) on the day of the event (same price as listed above). Parking is free.
THINGS TO DO:
See a live demonstration of our sheep being shorn of their wool. Demonstration ongoing throughout the day.
Help our farmer feed our herd of sheep.
Group departs at 11:30 am, 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm. Please arrive on time as it may be difficult to accommodate latecomers. Please wear comfortable shoes as the sheep pen is about a 5-7 minute walk.
SHEEP-INSPIRED AFTERNOON TEA
$28 per person
Our pastry chef prepares house-made scones, pastries and tea sweets daily, with some ingredients sourced from our farm. Afternoon Tea is available at the Organic Galleries Cafe from 10 am - 3 pm. Limited seating.
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SHEEP CHEESE & WINE PAIRING
Visit Market Provisions inside the Organic Galleries to purchase a charcuterie plate featuring lamb salami and a variety of sheep cheeses. Pick up a glass of wine or a craft beer to complement this curated selection of meat, cheeses and savory garnishes.
Activities include: Finger knitting, arts & crafts, string the tail on the sheep game and a scavenger hunt.
Learn the process of wool processing, beginning with wool washing.
Try your hand in weaving wool roving that has been carded.
Make your own felted lamb using wool from our sheep.
Learn the basics of knitting.
Make your own dream catcher using yarn. Limited spots available.
See how we distill our organic rosemary to get essential oils.
Learn how to make fiber art using wool. Stop by the 'Castle of Costa Mesa' booth.
12 & 1:30 pm
Learn how to make "Mugrugs" and coasters out of wool from the "Wooly Walkers" booth. Limit of 12 students per session.
The Organic Galleries are a parade of twelve rustic boutiques showcasing products from our organic farm. The galleries are housed in historic cottages, located on the ranch, across from the restaurant. Come sample our lavender honey and learn how 123 Farm participates in bee guardianship, or learn how our organic wool is processed. For the Sheep Shearing Event, the Cafe and Sweet Barn will offer sheep-inspired treats.
Everything lavender - sachets, culinary lavender, lavender cookbooks, lavender bouquets and more!
Specialty cards and papers, notebooks and pens as well as vintage postcards of our past.
Naturally scented , eco-friendly candles and organic soaps, including candles and soaps made with our own lavender oil.
The full range of 123 Farm's aromatherapy products - body oils, lotion and soaps, lip balms and gift sets.
Organic honey infused with our own lavender, peppermint or rosemary. Also, beeswax candles and honey lotions.
Organic yarn from our own flock, some naturally-dyed wool, and hand-knitted goods also available.
Olive oil from our own century-old groves. Taste the rich, buttery goodness of our most recent pressing. Flavored oils also available.
Regular workshops on various topics such as knitting, lip balm making and cooking. Click here to see current schedule.
Try a charcuterie plate made with sheep cheeses and wines.
Temporarily opened during festival dates. The cafe serves lavender drinks, coffee and botanical sodas.
Various organic teas blended with our lavender. Sample our maesil tea (Japanese plum) while visiting this shop.
Currently open during festivals, taste our delicious homemade ice cream using ingredients from our farm.
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