Shepherd's Hey Farm

Shepherd's Hey Farm Shepherd’s Hey Farm maintains a flock of natural-colored longwool sheep for production of wonderful handspinning fleeces and naturally raised custom butchered lamb 35 miles from central Washington, DC.

Shepherd’s Hey Farm is home to a flock of beautiful wool sheep who are carefully bred and managed to produce luxurious high quality handspinning fleeces and naturally raised custom butchered lamb. Our sheep are mostly cross-bred to produce lustrous and soft longwool fleeces in a wide range of beautiful natural colors (pale silver, medium and dark gray, charcoal, black, and shades of brown, also kn

Shepherd’s Hey Farm is home to a flock of beautiful wool sheep who are carefully bred and managed to produce luxurious high quality handspinning fleeces and naturally raised custom butchered lamb. Our sheep are mostly cross-bred to produce lustrous and soft longwool fleeces in a wide range of beautiful natural colors (pale silver, medium and dark gray, charcoal, black, and shades of brown, also kn

Operating as usual

Baby Royal Palms just hatched.
07/23/2021

Baby Royal Palms just hatched.

Baby Royal Palms just hatched.

Pea baby joining the lambs at the feeder!
07/16/2021

Pea baby joining the lambs at the feeder!

Pea baby joining the lambs at the feeder!

This is the cat who is not very tolerant of people - except children who are respectful, and especially this one!
07/10/2021

This is the cat who is not very tolerant of people - except children who are respectful, and especially this one!

This is the cat who is not very tolerant of people - except children who are respectful, and especially this one!

Mmmmm! Took a peek at 5month-old Flutter's fleece today.  So gratifying - even though the photo doesn't capture the lust...
07/04/2021

Mmmmm! Took a peek at 5month-old Flutter's fleece today. So gratifying - even though the photo doesn't capture the luster of this dark brown fleece.

Mmmmm! Took a peek at 5month-old Flutter's fleece today. So gratifying - even though the photo doesn't capture the luster of this dark brown fleece.

Loving the inter-species interactions! The lambs are curious, tolerant and careful around the peachicks.
07/03/2021

Loving the inter-species interactions! The lambs are curious, tolerant and careful around the peachicks.

Honestly, these pea-moms are amazing.... as are the chicks.  Don't know how she got all these youngsters up there....
06/30/2021

Honestly, these pea-moms are amazing.... as are the chicks. Don't know how she got all these youngsters up there....

Honestly, these pea-moms are amazing.... as are the chicks. Don't know how she got all these youngsters up there....

A little instruction from mama before making the leap off the porch! They all survived.
06/20/2021

A little instruction from mama before making the leap off the porch! They all survived.

A little instruction from mama before making the leap off the porch! They all survived.

A little instruction from mama before making the leap off the porch! They all survived.
06/20/2021

A little instruction from mama before making the leap off the porch! They all survived.

A little instruction from mama before making the leap off the porch! They all survived.

More pea chicks. They are so beautiful, and we have more than we need!  What about you?!
06/17/2021

More pea chicks. They are so beautiful, and we have more than we need! What about you?!

More pea chicks. They are so beautiful, and we have more than we need! What about you?!

Now we have some new babies! Six more hatched out last night.
06/15/2021

Now we have some new babies! Six more hatched out last night.

Now we have some new babies! Six more hatched out last night.

06/15/2021

Remember those cute little gangly-legged lambs? Here they are now!

Really these lambs can be such hams.  They look like they’re posing as wall mounts!
06/08/2021

Really these lambs can be such hams. They look like they’re posing as wall mounts!

Really these lambs can be such hams. They look like they’re posing as wall mounts!

Non-Lamb cute babies on the farm - these 2 week old baby Kestrels were banded by the incomparable Suzanne Shoemaker of O...
06/08/2021

Non-Lamb cute babies on the farm - these 2 week old baby Kestrels were banded by the incomparable Suzanne Shoemaker of Owl Moon Raptor Center today when she came to check the nest box she put up here around 10 years ago. It’s been occupied almost every year. Such a treat!

And here’s “Flutter” now and back then!
06/05/2021

And here’s “Flutter” now and back then!

Galaxy is growing up, as you can see; and she’s still a real character!
06/05/2021

Galaxy is growing up, as you can see; and she’s still a real character!

This stout fellow may be enjoying the emerging cicadas, though I haven’t caught him in the act!
05/27/2021

This stout fellow may be enjoying the emerging cicadas, though I haven’t caught him in the act!

This stout fellow may be enjoying the emerging cicadas, though I haven’t caught him in the act!

What could be better than sheep at the end of your rainbow?!
05/08/2021

What could be better than sheep at the end of your rainbow?!

What could be better than sheep at the end of your rainbow?!

SOLD OUT!!!!  Shepherd's Hey Farm has been breeding specifically for handspinning fleeces for 16 years - specializing in...
05/01/2021

SOLD OUT!!!! Shepherd's Hey Farm has been breeding specifically for handspinning fleeces for 16 years - specializing in natural colors but also producing some beautiful white fleeces. We have crossed and mixed breeds to achieve fleeces that hover around the line between medium and longwool to get the density and softness of medium wool and the luster, length and wonderful spinning qualities of the longwools. We select for uniformity of crimp, length, soft hand, and yield. Breeds in our mix include predominantly Romney, Corriedale, Romeldale and Border Leicester. Wensleydale, Lincoln and Coopworth appear in smaller percentages. All of the fleeces have been covered from shearing to shearing and are carefully skirted to be free of VM, short or tender fibers, manure tags or second cuts.
Have a look! PM for any questions and sales (PayPal, Venmo, Zelle, or check). Whole fleeces only. Prices do not include shipping which will be calculated based on zip code.

SPECIAL OFFER: Shepherd's Hey Farm will donate 10% of fleece sales May 1 & 2 to MD Sheep & Wool Festival.

Hello friends! Here’s a look at just a few of our fleeces that will be in our Sale Album on FB tomorrow for the Virtual ...
04/30/2021

Hello friends! Here’s a look at just a few of our fleeces that will be in our Sale Album on FB tomorrow for the Virtual MD Seep & Wool Festival Fleece Sale! We’ll be “hiding” the Sale Album for the evening while we populate it with complete photos and info for each fleece - then we’ll make it public again. Then just PM or DM me (Lee) with questions or purchase requests. Have a happy Festival!!

SHF Fleeces are almost ready to offer for sale!! We will post an album showing all of our sale fleeces for the Virtual 2...
04/24/2021

SHF Fleeces are almost ready to offer for sale!! We will post an album showing all of our sale fleeces for the Virtual 2021 Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival on Friday evening, April 30. We'll be donating 10% of proceeds to the Festival to support a strong come-back for the 2022 Festival!

Photos from Shepherd's Hey Farm's post
04/23/2021

Photos from Shepherd's Hey Farm's post

Sometimes you just need a leg to lean on at the end of the day.
04/16/2021

Sometimes you just need a leg to lean on at the end of the day.

Sometimes you just need a leg to lean on at the end of the day.

“The Baroness” is working hard to resist the temptation to smack friendly lamb “Baltimore” who has learned to be patient...
04/16/2021

“The Baroness” is working hard to resist the temptation to smack friendly lamb “Baltimore” who has learned to be patient with her in his attempts to make friends.

“The Baroness” is working hard to resist the temptation to smack friendly lamb “Baltimore” who has learned to be patient with her in his attempts to make friends.

Hi from Gander!
04/09/2021

Hi from Gander!

Hi from Gander!

04/08/2021
Getting down to business skirting fleeces in anticipation of MD Sheep & Wool Virtual Fleece Sale.
04/07/2021

Getting down to business skirting fleeces in anticipation of MD Sheep & Wool Virtual Fleece Sale.

Getting down to business skirting fleeces in anticipation of MD Sheep & Wool Virtual Fleece Sale.

Good night from “Fauci” !
04/05/2021

Good night from “Fauci” !

Good night from “Fauci” !

04/03/2021

We’re here at the Frederick Shepherds Market - it’s a gorgeous day to be out! Come see us if you’re in the vicinity!

We’ll be there - live and in-person (outdoors snd fully masked)!  Grab your mask and come see us and other shepherds wit...
04/03/2021

We’ll be there - live and in-person (outdoors snd fully masked)! Grab your mask and come see us and other shepherds with a full range of sheep/wool/lamb products!

We’ll be there - live snd in person! Outdoors and masked, of course! Grab your mask and come see us and other shepherds ...
04/03/2021

We’ll be there - live snd in person! Outdoors and masked, of course! Grab your mask and come see us and other shepherds with a full range of sheep/wool/lamb products.

A little moorit goodness - courtesy of “Masala”.  Trying to get to skirting fleeces....
03/28/2021

A little moorit goodness - courtesy of “Masala”. Trying to get to skirting fleeces....

A little moorit goodness - courtesy of “Masala”. Trying to get to skirting fleeces....

Another beautiful fleece from Cyrus, our Romney ram.  In the bag -soon to be thoroughly skirted!
03/22/2021

Another beautiful fleece from Cyrus, our Romney ram. In the bag -soon to be thoroughly skirted!

Another beautiful fleece from Cyrus, our Romney ram. In the bag -soon to be thoroughly skirted!

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Dickerson, MD
20842

Products

RAW FLEECES.
Our fleeces can be seen and purchased at the annual Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival where they place consistently at the Fleece Show competition and have received Best Maryland Fleece honors in 2006, 2010 and 2011. Raw fleeces can also be purchased directly from us and are sometimes available at the Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival and/or the New York Sheep & Wool Festival.

CUSTOM BUTCHERED LAMB.
Lambs that we don’t keep for our own breeding program or sell as breeding stock are pasture fed and custom butchered for their delicious and healthy meat. We facilitate the processing (slaughter, custom butchering, packaging, freezing) of whole or half lambs for our customers through an excellent small, USDA inspected local butcher. Our animals are treated with the utmost respect, and their welfare and quality of life is our highest priority. Contact us for more information if you are interested in purchasing a whole or half lamb for your freezer and table. Quantities are limited.

SHEEPSKIN PELTS
We recover the skins from our custom-butchered lambs and also from our older sheep when they have reached the end of their healthy lives. We carefully prepare and preserve them and have them tanned in nearby Pennsylvania and make the luxurious and beautiful pelts available for sale so our beautiful fleeces can be enjoyed indefinitely.

WOOL ROVING
We have wool roving ready to spin or felt in several shades of gray (dark to light), white and occasionally black from our longwool sheep. Our wool spins like Romney or Corriedale.

WOOL BATTING
100% wool batting for quilts or felting.

In addition to our sheep, we keep a wonderful assortment of laying hens and a resident flock of peafowl. We also raise a wide variety of vegetables, blueberries and blackberries, and specialize in the garden in heirloom varieties of tomatoes – often as many as 20 or more varieties in a given year! We use no chemical inputs, pesticides or herbicides.

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Congratulations on all your success at MD Sheep and Wool! I live in Frederick County. Do you have any lambs or sheep for sale? Do you sell your fleeces from your farm or only at fiver festivals?
The front of shawl I handspun and handknitted from peregrines fleece
Shawl using Peregrines fleece. Handspun and handknitted. I loved every minute with this fleece ❤️
Also, by the way, I see your family's interest in Baroque music instruments. I have a beautiful, solid cherry, Eric Herz harpsichord that I would trade or sell.
Hi! I live nearby and am purchasing lambs to develop my own spinner's flock. I am not interested in breeding. I would love to buy a white Lincoln lamb from you. Do you have any for sale? Or will you have any later this spring? A bottle lamb is fine, but any Lincoln will do.
I just got 2 pounds of Tagine's fleece from someone who bought the whole seven pounds at MS&W! It's so beautiful!
I thought you’d like to see a photo of how Peregrine is spinning up. I’ve had absolutely no waste with this fleece and it’s a pure joy to spin. I love how it feels!