Homespun Fun at the Ranch!
In the 1880s, El Paso County boasted the largest population of sheep in the state at 120,000 critters. This produced about 560,000 pounds of fleece!
Watch as the sheep are sheared with traditional and modern equipment and see a demonstration of expert the sheep dog handling. The Pikes Peak Weavers Guild will be show the various stages of processing wool and creating with the product.
Visit the General Store to buy gifts made from the Ranch sheep!
There are 5 resident sheep. The shearing will occur throughout the day until about 3 p.m. (Professional shearers shear a sheep in 2-3 minutes!)