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April 17, 2015

Sheep Week, Day 5: Contest Winners … And the Last Word

“I conferred with our furry friends, man to animal, think of the amazing repartee”

“Talk to the Animals,” lyrics by Leslie Bricusse

By Bill Sullivan

Buck raises his head to keep sight of others in the flock.

WE’VE GOT A WINNER!

Thanks for helping us name our triplets! Learning about the winning entry at our Making History … Continue Reading »

April 16, 2015

Sheep Week, Day 4: A Quiz and a Contest

LIVE STREAM: 4:45 p.m.

We’re livestreaming our new lambs this week.

Follow us on Twitter or bookmark this page. You don’t have to have a Twitter account to see it.

Today, we’ll play games!

By now, you probably feel like an expert on Leicester Longwools — and probably sheep in general. 

So just for fun, here … Continue Reading »

April 15, 2015

Sheep Week, Day 3: The Faces of the Lambs

LIVE STREAM

This week, we’ll be livestreaming our new lambs in the pastures.

To watch, follow us on Twitter@colonialwmsburg or bookmark this page. You don’t have to have a Twitter account to watch the livestream, which will be at 11 a.m. today.

Today is all about the expressive beauty of our Leicester Longwools.

Whether they’re enjoying their … Continue Reading »

April 14, 2015

Sheep Week, Day 2: A Morning with a Rare Breed

By Ben Swenson

Just about the time most people stumble out of bed and begin their morning routines, Elaine Shirley is zipping around the Revolutionary City in a heavy-duty golf cart laden with buckets full of breakfast.

Elaine Shirley is popular at feeding time.

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Interpretation of the 18th century in the Historic Area includes the … Continue Reading »

April 13, 2015

Sheep Week, Day 1: The Name Game

Welcome to Sheep Week, when we pause to celebrate our Leicester Longwools.

LIVE STREAM

This week, we’ll be livestreaming our new lambs in the pastures.

To watch, follow us on Twitter @colonialwmsburg or bookmark this page and join us this afternoon at 5 p.m. You don’t have to have a Twitter account to watch the livestream.

Each morning, … Continue Reading »

April 23, 2014

Why name one lamb? You helped us name all 11

We asked for a name for one of the Leicester longwool lambs. Then you overwhelmed us.

We received over 1,000 suggestions.  So we gave names to all lambs that were born so far this spring.

The 11 names that were chosen were:
1. Napoleon
2. Lambert
3. Raleigh
4. Fife
5. Jefferson Longshanks
6. Sprout
7. Stuart Lambginton
8. Pickle
9. Sir Wooly Coates
10. … Continue Reading »