We raise Crossbred Ewes.
Have custom-processed freezer lamb, fleeces, and tanned sheepskin pelts.
About the farm
Star Gazing Farm is a small farm animal sanctuary that provides safe haven for abused, stray, and neglected farm animals. We have a strong educational work-based program for young people and work with many pre-veterinary students.
The farm also helps facilitate farm animal adoptions through our farmers' online rescue network that coordinates with with multiple animal control agencies, small farms and other animal sanctuaries to help find safe and loving homes.
Star Gazing Farm is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. Contributions are tax deductible.
Star Gazing Farm participates in the Montgomery County Annual Farm Tour the last weekend in July.
Sheep, alpaca, goat, and llama shearing
"Bunny motel" - indoor boarding for rabbits
The farm is open every Saturday between 10 and 2 for visits to meet the animals and gift shop. We do appreciate a call ahead of time if you plan to come. (Please leave your pets at home).
Hand-dyed and hand-woven rugs
Composted manure for gardeners
On-farm volunteer opportunities include SSL hours for Montgomery County school children
Farm animal care
Farm Internships - variety of learning experiences
Shroeder Shearing offers kinder, gentler shearimg & care for alpacas, llamas, sheep, lambs and goats. Hoof trimming, tooth trimming for camelids, help with deworming, and shots are also available. ASI certified shearer, professionally trained alpaca shearer, available in all mid-Atlantic states.
Fiber animals on farm
Multiple sheep breeds, alpacas, angora goat, llamas.
Star Gazing Farm web site
Shearing web site
We are a family-operated farm, located in southern Frederick County, Maryland.
Photo: Myron & Cathy Horst (middle), and our six children from the left: Joel, Nathan, Melody, Daniel, Kara and Luke Horst.
We provide quality, pasture raised meat and eggs at an affordable price.
Our sheep and lambs -- we have 50 ewes and raise purebred Texel sheep, commercial Dorset sheep, and Dorset/Texel Crossbred sheep.
Our farm products include:
. Texel & Dorset sheep breeding stock and fleeces.
. 100% pasture raised and pasture finished, custom-processed lamb (also called freezer lamb).
. Pasture raised and organically fed free-range chickens, turkeys and free-range eggs. Go to our website for processing dates.
. Raw honey
. Now available: frozen chicken and turkey
. New Item: Stewing Hens
. Natural Dog Food
Enjoy our website -- our history, fixing up the farm, farming philosphy, and photo album.
Farm is located in the "foothills" of Sugarloaf Mountain. 30 breeding ewes - primarily a handspinners flock. Specialize in natural colored long wool, with a few white ewes, most are crossbred. Breeds are Romney, Border Leicester, Corriedale, some Lincoln.
Lately have brought in some Romeldale and Wensleydale influence to incorporate Moorit colors into our flock.
Have won Best Maryland Fleece at the MS&WF in 2006 and 2010 (Fleece Show and Sale). The Fleece Show at the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival, held every year the first full weekend in May.
We sell breeding stock, custom-butchered lamb, sheepskins, roving, as well as raw fleeces.
In addition to laying hens, and peafowl (peacocks and peahens); we raise many varieties of heirloom tomatoes and other vegetables.
Photo: Barn lovers will like the nicely done restored bank barn.
We raise Commercial Bluefaced Leicesters and Commercial Dorset Crossbred Sheep. Currently have 80 breeding ewes.
Items we offer:
. Custom-Process Freezer lamb
. 4-H Project Lambs (4-H Club lambs)
. Roving - Bluefaced Leicester
. Vegetable Plants
. Hay & Straw
. Freezer Beef
Silver Spring, MD
12 Registered and commercial Finn Ewes.
Finn Sheep breeding stock is available.
Custom-processed freezer lamb.
Finn Sheep Roving
[caption id="attachment_2710" align="alignnone" width="300"] Finn Ewe on pasture with her lambs[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_2712" align="alignnone" width="300"] Finn Ewe with her 5 lambs[/caption]
Purebred Texels for Sale.
3/4 Texels for Sale..
Have a total of 15 breeding ewes.
Breeding stock is available.
An excellent breed to own and raise!!
4-H Club (Project) Lambs.
Freezer Lambs for Sale.
Babydoll Southdowns, or their more formal name Olde English Southdown sheep have been a wonderful addition to our family farm, and can be a wonderful addition to your family - giving you years of pleasure.
Our Babydoll's are natural colored Black sheep that range from light to dark, rich looking natural brown fibers. We're starting to breed for white and spotted Babydoll's as well. Sheep are registered with the original "Olde English Babydoll Southdown Sheep Registry", started by Mr. Robert Mock in 1990.
Our blood lines produce Babydoll's with good dispositions, conformation, health history, fiber quality, and rich colors representing the best in breed qualities the Babydoll Southdowns are so well known for. We only sell our lambs as pets -- or to others who would like to become breeders.
Breeding stock is available, and also fleeces.
What sets us apart from other Babydoll breeders is our "after the sale" support we continue to provide to all of our customers anytime they need us. After you bring your new Babydoll lambs home, we are just a phone call away. We are now accepting deposits for the upcoming lambing season.
Please give us a call and we can discuss questions you may have about Babydoll Southdown Sheep or lambs. Robert Smyth is also the FCSB Yahoo Chat Group Moderator.