New Windsor, MD
Home of Registered Montadale Sheep.
We offer Montadale breeding stock -- ram lambs, ewe lambs, and yearlings.
Custom spun hand-dyed yarn; plus, hand-knit sweaters, hats, neck warmers, shawls, etc.
Emily is a full-time Professional sheep shearer working throughout Maryland, and surrounding states. Care is taken to provide a quality wool clip as well as provide a good shearing experience for all.
Emily is experienced and knowledgeable about show fleeces, and care is taken to provide every producer with a high quality product. She participates in the ASI Wool Quality Program, and has worked and trained with some of the top shearers in the country. Emily has also competed internationally as a member of the USA shearing team on two occations in New Zealand and Ireland.
Feel free to call or e-mail at any time to schedule a shearing date (the earlier the better), or if you have any questions. Please visit my website listed above, to read more about the services.
Emily has access to bulk wool and fleeces and can help refer spinners to breeders with fleeces if she does not have what you are looking for. Emily also helps smaller producers find and lease rams for breeding. Contact Emily for more information.
Emily is also a wool buyer, operating as a pool in the region to provide a convinient wool selling experience. Emily sources wool for multiple buyers and works hard to help farmers maximize their wool check. She is happy to buy wool or help sell your clip even if she does not shear your sheep. She is happy to work with any producers in the region who need help selling wool or who are discouraged by their current wool sales situation.
Chestnut Creek Farm was established in 2005 by Jeffrey and Jan White. The 64-acre farm located in Carroll County is compromised of rolling forested hills, flat lowland meadows, fields in production, a fish pond, and several streams. The majority of tillable acreage is kept in corn and soybeans using no-till farming.
The fields nearest the farmstead rotate between vegetables grown for the family and farmers market and legumes (to restore soil quality). Blueberry bushes were planted in 2007 and came into production in 2010.
A small fruit orchard comprised of apple, peach, pear and plum trees has been started.
We also raise some pastured turkeys that are available in November for Thanksgiving.
Raise Katahdin ewes, and Katahdin/Dorper crossbreds.
Photo: An attentive Katahdin ewe with her triplet lambs.
Breeding stock is available.
We offer up to 40 CSA memberships.
Registered Leicester Longwool and commercial cross sheep flock. Raw fleeces and roving available. Pelts available seasonally. Lambs available for custom processing in September Alfalfa, Timothy and Orchard Grass hay available.
Shenandoah Junction, Va
We raise Border Leicester, Corriedale, and Romney Sheep.
Lifetime FCSB Member. Retired Shepherd - no sheep. Sylvia and her late husband Pete Creamer have been an inspiration and were mentors to many new shepherds in the area.
Sylvia established the "Pete Creamer Memorial Shearing Scholarship Fund".
If you're interested in learning to shear and want to attend the Maryland Shearing School, contact Dawn Richardson, the FCSB Treasurer for information that will pay the registration fees for both the Beginner School and the Advanced Shearing School.
David Greene (Master Shepherd) operates the Shearing School. Call David Greene at: 410-329-6241. The two Shearing Schools are sponsored by the Maryland Sheep Breeders Association.
We have 50 Hampshire and Shropshire Ewes. Can provide registered breeding stock.
4-H Project Lambs (Club lambs); custom-processed freezer lamb; and fleeces. Also, Ram leasing.
Photo: Robert Dinsmore (left), was the Sheep Judge at the Garrett County Fair. Ethan Broadwater with his champion 4-H market lamb.
Robert Dinsmore is a certified sheep and goat judge, and judges many County Fairs, State Fairs, and National Shows.
York Springs, PA
Miniature horses and donkeys
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We raise Cormo sheep, Bluefaced Leicesters, and Angora goats. Provide fleeces, roving and yarn.
Have two types of free-range chickens: Rhode Island Red (brown eggs) and Araucanas (blue and green tinted eggs). Eggs are available.
We are working towards becoming an Organically Certified farm.
Click on our website - we have a YouTube Video of the farm. Learn how the farm got its name "Flying Goat Farm". Watch time lapse video of our new barn being built.
We also grow pears, peaches, apples, various berries, cherries, and hazel nuts.