Debbie Ware could tell Dr. Michael Jacobs needed help with his wool and yarn when they met at the farmers’ market last spring.

Celebrate spring this weekend with the annual sheepapalooza celebration at the Farm Institute.


Welcome to Sheepapalooza, 2017. The nearly all day event takes place on April 15, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


A one-year-old ram named Chili has repeatedly torn free from its fencing confines this winter and roamed the plains of Katama. Chili has kept animal control officer Barbara Prada busy — she calls him a Houdini.


The story of sheep on Martha’s Vineyard doesn’t begin with 40 British ships sailing into the Vineyard Haven harbor, but it certainly was a turning point.

It’s Sheepapalooza time again. On Saturday, April 20, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. the Farm Institute is reveling in all things sheepie.

Morning chores begin at 9 a.m., followed by sheep shearing with Andy Rice, fiber arts, lunch (play with sheep, eat sheep), farm tours and sheep herding demonstrations.

The event takes place rain or shine. Cost is $10 per family, or $5 per individual.

For more details, visit farminstitute.org or call 508-627-7007.