SEQUIM: “Wild and woolly” Monday at sheep fest


SEQUIM — Things could get “wild and woolly” Monday in Carrie Blake Park if the Olympic Peninsula Sheep Association has its way.

The association’s 19th annual Shepherds’ Festival starts at 10 a.m., chairwoman Cyndie Stumbaugh said.

Admission is free for a full day of sheep-related activities presented by wool producers from across the North Olympic Peninsula.

“We don’t have any real big herds anymore,” Stumbaugh said. “Mostly we have a lot of people with small herds.”

She said many people maintain their herds to keep grass short on small parcels of land.

“Sheep are great lawnmowers,” she said.

Between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday, festival-goers will see handlers Noel Gregory and Pat Pederson provide demonstrations of sheepdog herding.

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