- "Sheep storms" are a term used in Nantucket back in 1800s to designate a period of foggy weather when the flock's wool would become sodden from the humidity. A few warm days later and it was time for shearing.
- One of the little known facts of Nantucket's history, along with its Quaker heritage, is the island economy's reliance over the past three centuries on sheep farming.
- Nantucket shares much of the same climate and temperature patterns of the islands of northern Scotland renowned for the wool their flocks produce.
- Natucket's flocks provided not only wool and mutton, but also valuable manure to enrich the sandy soil to the point where corn, wheat, barley, rye and vegetables could flourish.
- Nantucket's Sheep Shearing Festivals are always held in June and up until a half a century ago, shorn ewes and lambs were set free to return to what ever haunts for grazing they sought refuge in. In an island free of any natural predators, they would wander and graze fearing nothing more than a sharp set of shears or a sailor with a taste for mutton.
- Today's Sheep Shearing Festivals mark the beginning of the island's summer season and with it, flocks of summer tourists all to happy to be shorn in either the fog or bright sun of a June day in Nantucket.
- Product Specifications
- Plastic Frame and Body
- UL listed
- 4 watt bulb included
- Glow vent casts light upward
- Adjustable tines to fit any socket
- Approximate Night Light Dimensions 4.125" (w) x 3.375 (h) x 2.5" (d)
- Interior Image Area 3.5" (w) x 2.75"(h)
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