Providence Hill Farm

Providence Hill Farm We raise low input registered and commercial hair sheep and pastured pigs in a rotational system Providence Hill Farm is a sheep farm located near Abingdon VA.

We specialize in low input Katahdin hair sheep. We raise both registered and commercial stock. Our goal is to produce sheep that eat grass, and make lamb while you live your life. The flock has access to mineral at all times, and receives preventative medicine (vaccines). They are managed in a rotational system which reduces the amount of sheep requiring deworming. When sheep are dewormed it is do

ne based on FAMACHA scores, and 3 classes of dewormers will be used at the same time. We keep intense records on all breading age sheep on the farm which allows us to implement an intensive culling strategy. This allows us to remove animals from our flock that do not perform well on grass, require medical intervention, or demonstrate pour maternal traits, and improves the lambs we have to offer you. Lambing begins around March 1st of each year. Experienced ewes will lamb on pasture, no assistance provided. Katahdin lambs are incredibly hardy as long as mom will let them eat a meal soon after birth. First time dams will lamb nearer the barn where we can keep a better eye on them. We will have bread stock available in June and often have butcher lambs too. If you are interested in adding a durable sheep genetics and habits to your flock or would like a grass fed lamb for your freezer, feel free to reach out to us at anytime!

We are currently looking for a new home for our dog Tern. He is a good boy, likes belly rubs and head scratches, and is ...
05/06/2024

We are currently looking for a new home for our dog Tern. He is a good boy, likes belly rubs and head scratches, and is calm. He is a three year old Anatolian Shepard, who has been fixed, he receives Bravecto and heartworm medicine, and routinely receives vet checks. We need to part with due to being to rough with lambs. If you or anyone you know may be interested in him PLEASE reach out to Emma Wyatt or myself.

Welcome to the farm Rooster, (named after Rooster Cogburn of True Grit). He is a registered yearling Texel ram that will...
04/08/2024

Welcome to the farm Rooster, (named after Rooster Cogburn of True Grit). He is a registered yearling Texel ram that will add size and stance to our commercial flock with out compromising parasite resistance. Thank you Dan Goldstein for providing us with such a stud!

Sunny March weather is the best napping weather. Our first time mothers are beginning to have their lambs out on pasture...
03/13/2024

Sunny March weather is the best napping weather. Our first time mothers are beginning to have their lambs out on pasture and they couldn't have picked a better week!

Sunshine, raindrops, and lambs. Most of these girls will have their lambs on a grassy hillside, but the continuous rainy...
02/12/2024

Sunshine, raindrops, and lambs. Most of these girls will have their lambs on a grassy hillside, but the continuous rainy conditions have forced us to be adaptable

SNOW, arguably the worst of all the 4 letter profanities. We collected 8” of fluff yesterday, and temperatures are dropp...
01/16/2024

SNOW, arguably the worst of all the 4 letter profanities. We collected 8” of fluff yesterday, and temperatures are dropping. Better start lambing.

Not everyday on the farm is spent chasing sheep, occasionally we chase the bucks too. Part of managing land is managing ...
11/20/2023

Not everyday on the farm is spent chasing sheep, occasionally we chase the bucks too. Part of managing land is managing and enjoying wildlife and their habitat too.

Yesterday I forgot to feed the guard dogs, while I was putting out mineral for the sheep. My favorite old Carhartt  (wit...
10/24/2023

Yesterday I forgot to feed the guard dogs, while I was putting out mineral for the sheep. My favorite old Carhartt (with my air-pods) fell off the side by side while I was unloading at dark. I see your act of dissidence, I will not forget again....

If you need a Kune kune piglet or two, we know a guy... We have 3, 10 week old girls looking for new grass! Additionally...
10/13/2023

If you need a Kune kune piglet or two, we know a guy... We have 3, 10 week old girls looking for new grass! Additionally we have a breeding trio of adult pigs looking to move farms! All priced to move! Message us for more details!

Turn down the lights and turn up the Marvin Gay, because the boys are back in town! Yesterday we sorted out our best pas...
09/10/2023

Turn down the lights and turn up the Marvin Gay, because the boys are back in town! Yesterday we sorted out our best pasture lambing ewes and introduced them to their new boy toy, MMM 1920 or as we call him Hobart. You can see by counting the red rumps in the drone shot taken this morning that he is not wasting time!

A few days late of National Dog day (like most things on the farm), but here are the eyes and ears of the operation Empl...
08/30/2023

A few days late of National Dog day (like most things on the farm), but here are the eyes and ears of the operation Employee "Empy" and Intern "Tern". They are either working hard, or hardly working. The rumor is they are planning to unionize with the sheep.

Last Monday, "Emma I think that pig might be pregnant, she is starting to show"Last Tuesday. "Oh look piglets running ar...
08/07/2023

Last Monday, "Emma I think that pig might be pregnant, she is starting to show"
Last Tuesday. "Oh look piglets running around the pasture"

"Rams are aggressive and dangerous"... well not all of them. We are excited to begin sharing some of our more interestin...
08/02/2023

"Rams are aggressive and dangerous"... well not all of them.

We are excited to begin sharing some of our more interesting experiences with you this summer, like and follow to know the latest excitement around the Hill.

The farm and its inhabitants are officially on Facebook. Like and follow us to keep up with the day to day on the "Hill"...
02/13/2023

The farm and its inhabitants are officially on Facebook. Like and follow us to keep up with the day to day on the "Hill" as we start spring lambing in a few days!

First measurable snow of the year, First Lamb of the year! Lambing in January on pasture is highly not recommended! We h...
01/07/2022

First measurable snow of the year, First Lamb of the year! Lambing in January on pasture is highly not recommended! We have 4 more of these early ewes to lamb before our spring lambing flock gets underway in Mid March.

Its graduation day for our Livestock guardian dog named EMP. Today she received her adult size collar. Photo 1 is at 10 ...
01/03/2022

Its graduation day for our Livestock guardian dog named EMP. Today she received her adult size collar. Photo 1 is at 10 weeks, photo 2 is today at 5 months, photo 3 is today after she realized I had a bag a meat for her lunch.

Our research and development team have finally answered the question of how many Kunekune pigs will fit in a swimming po...
12/21/2021

Our research and development team have finally answered the question of how many Kunekune pigs will fit in a swimming pool. Pigs can't sweat and Kunekune pigs do not root much, so to beat the heat we provide the girls with a swimming pool to cool off. Sometimes that swimming pool turns into a cuddle puddle.

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16094 Providence Road
Abingdon, VA

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