Mary’s Little Lambs

Mary's Little Lambs at Fairytale Town, a children's storybook park in Sacramento, California

Two beautiful Southdown sheep live in the schoolhouse where Mary brought her lamb one day. At this set, children learn that sheep provide us with lanolin and wool by examining their fluffy white wool. The oily coating you feel when you pet sheep is lanolin, a moisturizing oil often used in hand lotions and soaps. Our sheep are sheared once a year at the annual Sheep Shearing Day event, and their thick wool is cleaned and spun into yarn on an old fashioned spinning wheel right before your eyes!