Two beautiful Southdown sheep live in the schoolhouse where Mary brought her lamb one day. Their names are Pepper (Ram – black wool) and Salt (Ewe – white wool).
At this set, children learn that sheep provide us with lanolin and wool by examining their fluffy white and black 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!
Salt and Pepper welcomed a lamb on Wednesday, May 8, 2019! She weighed 6.2 pounds. Both mama and baby are doing well! She’s already grown to almost 7 pounds. You can see Salt, Pepper, and the lamb on exhibit starting today! The lamb’s name is coming soon!