Cascading Waters can be found at 135 Olean Street on the eastern edge of Worcester's northwest parklands, the Cascades. The Cascades are 350 acres of park and conservation lands along the borders of Worcester, Paxton, and Holden, Massachusetts. Home to countless species of plants and animals, the Cascades are open to passive recreation year-round.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Donker Farm Sheep Shearing!

Worcester Farm Life!
Yesterday the sheep were shorn at Donker Farm!

Mr. Kevin Ford, famous for his hand shearing (and an author to boot!) was out at Donker Farm to give the sheep a spring trim!

Thank you to Elisabeth Donker for capturing these images and sharing them with the rest of us who were not able to be present for the event!

Take note as you look at eh pictures! Those are blade shears! This is the traditional method!
There are videos, articles and news pieces on his handicraft!

Kevin is the author of "Shearing Day: Sheep Handling, Wool Science, and Shearing With Blades"

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