Come watch the working Border Collies of Heatherhope Farm put on a demonstration at Kline Creek Farm, a historic farm in the DuPage County Forest Preserve system. The program is on Saturday and Sunday, April 17-18, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day, and includes sheep shearing and a demonstration of how washed wool becomes spun yarn.
Check out the calendar for the DuPage County (Illinois) Forest Preserve for their information: http://www.dupageforest.com/calendar.aspx?id=4294967889.
The herding dog demonstration will take you through the process of how a pup becomes a fully trained sheepdog. Connie will do commentary and John will team up with 5 month-old Spot, 2 year-old Jock, 3 year-old Abbie and 7 year-old Cap. We may even rely on the persuasive powers of 13 year-old Mirk. He is hard of hearing, but he sure can push sheep where they don’t want to go.
Entrance to Kline Creek Farm and the demonstration is free. The farm is at 1N600 County Farm Road, West Chicago, IL 60185. It is just south of North Avenue and a bit north of Geneva Road. The phone number of the farm is 630-876-5900.
Find an interesting article about this year’s event, with a photo of our Jock doing a demonstration at the Kline Creek Farm last year at http://www.dupageforest.com/NewsReleases/Sheep-Shearing_Weekend_at_Kline_Creek_Farm.html