Woolly Weekend
"He was oppressed and afflicted,  yet he did not open his mouth;
he was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is
silent,  so he did not open his mouth."
 Isaiah 53:7
Last Weekend of April
Thursday April 26, Friday April 27 & Saturday April 28, 2018
10:00 am - 7:00 pm

  • Walk through the barn and observe the shepherds and shepherdesses shearing.  This is the real
    thing!  This is not a speed competition, but the work of a real working shepherd.  
  • Watch as the wool is shorn from the sheep (a simple hair cut!), and is made in to usable products - a
    shawl or other wool product - right before your eyes - washed, spun, and woven.  This is an actual
    sheep to shawl event - where the first wool shorn for the weekend is actually made in to a finished
    product that weekend.  See the shearing every 30 minuets on both days.  
  • Please Note: Even in the event of rain, Woolly Weekend will proceed in the tour barn.
  • Demonstrations throughout the day on spinning wheels, carding, weaving on looms, felting, drop
    spindling, picking wool, broomstick lace and much more!
  • A professional caterer will be offering samples of our 100% natural grass fed lamb meat.  We have
    been practicing sustainable agriculture for many years.
  • Educational Farm Museum - upstairs in the gambrel roof barn
  • The best time to observe is early in the morning(shearing begins at 10 am), when it is still cool, or later
    in the evening when the sun goes down.  Shearing is hard work and the cooler times are easier on the
    sheep and the shearer.  Come when it is convenient for you.  A sheep is shorn, and the process is
    repeated about every 30 minutes.  Spend the day or a simply an hour or two.  
  • Children's Activities - including wool sheep making,  felting, weaving, games & coloring
  • The Bible Garden will be open for mini-tours - with tour guide every 30 minutes - or as a self
    guided tour.  Over 300 plants in Shepherd's  garden are found in God's Word, the Bible; we currently
    have a handbook and placards that describe 100 of these.  A self guided audio tour is available -
    simply pick up the audio in the tour barn upon your arrival.
  • Farm Animal Area - pet the baby lambs, goats, pony, donkey, & goats.  See the new hatched chicks.
  • Shepherd's Shop - offers a great collection of woolly, hand crafts, farm fresh meat & food. Many
    items are hand crafted by local artisans; we are a Made in Oklahoma company.
  • Sheep to Shawl: Within 36 hours we will create 3 shawls from the first shorn wool on Friday morning.  
    This includes the entire process!  It is rare to find a true Sheep to Shawl event.  Two shawls will be
    available for purchase this year via a Silent Auction.  
  • Short Course Fiber Classes - learn drop spindling or felting: Please call or email to pre-register.  
    Classes fill quickly.
  • Help make one of the shawls!  Call or email to join the team.
  • Did you know that sheep must be shorn every year?  Sheep grow a nice long winter coat, and in
    preparation for the heat of the summer, the shepherd lovingly and laboriously gives them a shearing -
    a hair cut.  They would suffer heat prostration amongst other ailments if they were not shorn each
    year. In giving the sheep a shearing, the shepherd demonstrates his love for the sheep.
  • Did you know that sheep can be shorn standing or sitting?  We shear our sheep "sitting".  
    Sheep naturally relax when in the sitting position.  This is the way sheep are shorn all over the world,
    throughout history.  This reminds us of our Lord Jesus, in the reference from Isaiah 53 "Like a sheep
    before the shearers is silent, so the Lord went to the cross on our behalf."  This is our Easter event.
  • Enjoy a peaceful respite at the farm - hang out and watch the sheep graze
  • Admission: Suggested donation of $5 per person

     Visit this link to learn more about the farm:
     Discover Oklahoma Video of Shepherd's Cross
16792 East 450 Road,  Claremore, OK 74017-0935

2.5 miles North of Claremore on East Hwy 66 & then  2.5 miles East on 450 Rd

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Woolly Weekend
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Woolly Weekend
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Courtesy Cherokee Nation
Registration form for Short Courses
Woolly Deal - 10% off raw fleeces on Woolly
Weekend.  Just say "Woolly" when we ring it up.
part of a sheep to shawl team in our nation.  
Click here for more information about being a Sheep to Shawl Team member or Fiber Art Demonstrator  
Call or email to sign up.

Tuesday thru Saturday  
Year Round

Tours available Th, Fri & Sat
or other days by

Extended Hours & Days
for Special Events

Sundays & Mondays
July 4th
Christmas week
New Year's week &
Thanksgiving week