No sheep as of yet.
I produce raw angora, blended angora for handspinning or felting, handspun yarn, designer dyed fiber and yarns, offer spinning and soon - weaving lessons too,
I have worked with Mt Vernon and sold their Hog Island fleeces for years and I have sheared (shorn?) sheep and have taken courses on sheep handling, administration of wormer and medicines.
Fiber tools made from stoneware.
New shepherd. Researching various sheep breeds.
70 ewes. Border Leicester, Coopworth, Corriedale, Dorset, and Scottish Blackface. Breeding Stock, Crossbred ewes, and Freezer lamb.
Maryland Dept. of Agriculture -- Certified Organic Farm.
Have an extensive wool product line: various types of Yarn; Blankets; Roving; Sheepskins; Fleeces; Sweaters; Baby Booties; Gloves, and Hats.
Also have patterns for sweaters, vests, hats, socks; plus, unique buttons.
We have Open Houses at the Farm.
Check out the website for our full line of products.
I am an inspiring Veteran Farmer, looking to start a farm in MD. I attended the Veteran Farming Program in Alexandria, VA. I am a US Army Veteran.
We raise Leicester Longwool Ewes and have a Ram. The flock's lineage is from the Williamsburg flock and from Tasmania.
Available: Ewe and lamb Breeding Stock; custom-processed freezer lamb; fleeces; and roving.
Leicester Longwool sheep are listed as a Rare Breed by the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy - and produce a fleece prized by handspinners and doll makers because of its curly, soft, lustrous beauty. The breed was developed by Robert Blakewell in the early 1700's.
Pleasant Grove Farm dates back to 1787. Their red barn is a unique 3-level bank barn, which was part of the 2009 Frederick County Barnstormers Tour.
Mary Ann and Jim are hosting the 2014 Frederick County Sheep Breeders summer picnic on Sunday, June 8, 2014.
The Peterson's do not have a website.
Sheepman Supply has a wide variety of health care, show and handling supplies, livestock equipment, sheep and goat minerals & additives, books, videos, etc. Check out the extensive on-line catalog.
Questions - call Kathy Gordon, or other staff at the store for assistance. 301-662-4197 --- or, 1-800-331-9122.
Mark your calendar: the 2015 Open House, Saturday, February 14, 2015, 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. See details in this website's "Events" section.
Complimentary sausage and pancake breakfast served from 8:30 am to noon.
Sheepman Supply is at the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival, Maryland State Fair, various County Fairs, and other shows.
Maryland's only commercial, full-time fiber mill, located in Frederick, Maryland. No minimum runs. Discount for orders over 20 lbs.
Services include: Skirting (prefer customers skirt their own fleeces and remove as much dark fiber, tags, "stuff" as possible), Washing (Scouring), washed fleeces placed on Drying Racks, then to the Picker, fiber is blown into the pressurized Picker Room to be conditioned and moisturized, Picked Locks, then to the Carding Machine.
Final product is a high quality, light, fluffy roving - ready to be spun into yarn. Can produce a wide variety of rovings, plus yarn and rug yarn. Recently added dyeing services and rug weaving.
IMPORTANT: best if raw fleeces are clean, no vegetable matter, and no dark fibers - in order to get a high quality, properly finished roving. Able to do small runs of yarn.
Hosts school groups, 4-H groups, and Fiber Guilds. Go to our website and click on the Singleton Fiber photos to get a visual understanding of the process.
A Fiber Processing Order Form is on-line. Phone number: 301-360-0520.
Mt. Airy, MD
Leicester Longwool Sheep - excellent fleeces.
We also raise organic Hops; have Honey and Beeswax products; and developed our Milkhouse Brewery - a small brewery on the farm.
We also provide Horse boarding - specializing in retired horses. And we work with youngsters who have horses.
Stillpoint Farm hosted the 2013 FCSB Annual Picnic -- and graciously offered to again host the 2017 FCSB Annual Picnic .
Farm is southeast of Libertytown on Dollyhyde Road. Map is on the Stillpoint Farm website. Click "Contact Us".