Sheep Wooden Decorative Pull Toy
Mount Vernon was home to many sheep in George Washington’s time. His flock numbered from 600 to 1,000 sheep, which provided wool for clothing and blankets, manure for crop fertilization, meat for mutton and spring lamb, and lanolin for ointments.
Today, Mount Vernon raises Hog Island sheep, a rare breed that is native to Virginia and dates back to the 1600s. Due to the critically low numbers of the Hog Island sheep, Mount Vernon is involved in a careful breeding program.
This vintage wooden folk art toy measures 5” H x 6 ¾” L x 3 ½” W. Black nylon pull rope is 12” long. Painted hunter green base is stamped Mount Vernon. Color coordinated wheels are decorated with flowers.