Festivals & Events

Wooly Wisdom

When: Sat., Sept. 13, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 2008

Have you ever wondered why sheep suddenly appear in the Boise Foothills for a few days in the Spring and Fall? Would you like to know where they are coming from and where they are going? Do you want to find out how dogs help protect sheep and keep them in line? Learn about the history of sheep grazing in the Boise Foothills, how trailing is managed today, and steps you can take to prevent conflicts with sheep on trails at the second annual event sponsored by the Idaho Rangeland Commission. You and your family are invited to learn the answers to these questions and get some "woolly wisdom" about the Western tradition of sheep trailing at this fun family event at the Foothills Learning Center. See sheep up close and personal, see them get sheared, and touch the beautiful handicrafts made from their wool. Kids can try their hands at spinning and dyeing wool and making felt.

Price: FREE

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