Down on the farm

- Posted on Jun 01, 2011 - 03:47 PM

Visitors to Bentwaters Farm in Bavon got a rare opportunity to see how a farm operates during Saturday’s Mathews Farm Spring Fling. Several area farms participated with displays on milking goats, beekeeping, spinning wool and raising chickens. Here, Elaine Shirley, manager of Colonial Williamsburg’s rare breeds program, demonstrates sheep shearing while Bentwaters Farm owner Larry Brown, at right, explains the process to the crowd. Photo by Charlie Koenig.