Please tell everyone to visit the Sheep Shop and Living Nativity on Akin Road in Claremore. My neighbor (excuse me, my ex-husband's neighbor), Diane Dickinson, has set up a ministry in her new Amish barn.
She has a Christmas shop in the front where she is selling hand-crafted items made by local women who need a place to market their things. Most have no other way of making extra cash. In the back of the barn is the interactive nativity.
There is the creche of course, then the donkey, bunches of new lambs, a llama, ducks, and I don't remember what else. (The llama is the same llama that used to jump the fence into my pasture.) She has a story-telling center where they are showing Max Lucado's story about the Crippled Lamb. This is a wonderful place for children.
Anyway, attached is the link to her website. http://www.shepherdscross.com/livingnativity.html
If you go across the menu bar you will see the different activities she has scheduled. The living natvity is scheduled from 10:00 to 8:30 Thursday through Saturday this week and next week. It is awesome for the kiddies.
The Shepherd's Shop is a quaint gift shop filled with wool, wool products like yarn & blankets, sheep pelts, homemade soaps, farm fresh pecans, festive fall & Thanksgiving decor, Christmas gifts, Amish Jams, Jellies, & Butters, and sheep collectibles.
This is all non-profit and donations are accepted.
Here are directions.
From the city of Claremore head north on Highway 66. Proceed on Hwy 66 for
2 1/2 miles (from last stop light in town, Lowry). At Akin Road (also called EW
45 or EW 450 Road, go East (right). Proceed on Akin Road for 2 1/2 miles.
Shepherd's Cross is on the right. Watch for the signs on Highway 66 & on
Akin Road at the farm.
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