Sterling Hills Farm

Sterling Hills Farm Founded on a vision of excellence. We raise miniature, loving Highlands for your family to love.
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Brought Re*****on up to the barn. He wasted no time checking everything out and going straight to the open stall. He’s b...
10/06/2023

Brought Re*****on up to the barn. He wasted no time checking everything out and going straight to the open stall. He’s been the best boy the last couple days while I prepped him up for his vacation to North Carolina.

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My Cranberry girl has me excited to see this winter coat of hers come in!! Her face has gotten fluffy and she is just th...
10/03/2023

My Cranberry girl has me excited to see this winter coat of hers come in!! Her face has gotten fluffy and she is just the prettiest gal! Even more, guess who hasn’t shown her cycle in the last 2 months 😳🤞🏽

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Edit to clarify ❤️ No, we do not have 2 more love girls on the way. We have 2, plus 3, plus 4, plus 1 more love girl who...
10/03/2023

Edit to clarify ❤️

No, we do not have 2 more love girls on the way. We have 2, plus 3, plus 4, plus 1 more love girl who are on the way to join us on the hill, forever and ever!

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📸: Minimosa Miniature Cattle Ranch

Halter breaking with Wrangler started off, interesting. We had a real live rodeo here on the Hill yesterday and I can qu...
10/02/2023

Halter breaking with Wrangler started off, interesting. We had a real live rodeo here on the Hill yesterday and I can quite honestly say, it wasn’t fun! LOL!

However, day 2 he has resurfaced as the amazing loving boy he has always been and peace has been restored.

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Oh boy has life been busy lately!! But here we are! Enjoying our first fenced paddock barn side, some fresh sod, and the...
10/01/2023

Oh boy has life been busy lately!! But here we are! Enjoying our first fenced paddock barn side, some fresh sod, and the little darling that is Isabella. Not sure if I’m more excited about the grass or her hair finally coming back in!

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When I saw Sophia, I knew I loved her brilliant white hair and she looked ‘correct’ so she needed to be a part of our cr...
09/24/2023

When I saw Sophia, I knew I loved her brilliant white hair and she looked ‘correct’ so she needed to be a part of our crew. When she came in her group of 6, she was the last one to come around.

Well much to our surprise, once she started letting us dote on her, we realized she was POLLED! Don’t get us wrong, we LOVE our girls horned but it is a sweet deal to not have to worry about those horns either! Although Sophia likely comes from crossed lines, she has wonderful Highland attributes such as that long amazing hair! So, here we are with this beautiful hornless, and perfect little face!

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Just a beautiful cool evening on the hill. Carolina was running around, kicking up her legs and having a grand ol’ time ...
09/21/2023

Just a beautiful cool evening on the hill. Carolina was running around, kicking up her legs and having a grand ol’ time this evening. I just love the joy this weather brings these gals!!

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Who wants to win a COMPLIMENTARY Highland Submersion Experience for 4, OR some cute NEW Sterling Hills swag?This beautif...
09/18/2023

Who wants to win a COMPLIMENTARY Highland Submersion Experience for 4, OR some cute NEW Sterling Hills swag?

This beautiful little gal is joining us in December, and we CANNOT wait! We’ve picked a name out for her, and we want YOU to guess what it is!!

We’re giving ONE clue to help narrow it down!
“The name begins with the letter A or C.”

!!! 🛑 PLEASE read these rules to participate: 🛑 !!!

*You must be 18 to guess!
*Winner must be one of the attendees in the experience.
*Experience party must consist of ages 13+.
*Winners discretion to choose between experience or swag.
*You may only guess TWICE. All guesses beyond the first 2 will not be considered.
*Experience may be redeemed in April or May of 2024, date options will be provided.
*Swag option will be equivalent in value to Highland Submersion Experience.
*This giveaway begins September 18th 2023 and ends October 1st 2023 at 12:00AM.
*Facebook or Meta, are neither affiliated or sponsor this promotion, nor do they represent or administer any portion of the giveaway.

HAPPY GUESSING!! THIS STARTS, NOW!

****** ONCE THE NAME IS GUESSED, THE CONTEST WILL END AND WE WILL ANNOUNCE THE CORRECT GUESSER! *******

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📸: Dirt Road Farm

When the sun sets, are you grateful to end your day, or are you dissapointed you didn’t have more time? I can say that m...
09/15/2023

When the sun sets, are you grateful to end your day, or are you dissapointed you didn’t have more time?

I can say that more often than not, I wish I had more time. The sunset is a gentle reminder that we all need rest…

Oh, Bianca. I can’t believe I almost gave you up. 😳🥹❤️Sterling Hills Farm
09/13/2023

Oh, Bianca. I can’t believe I almost gave you up. 😳🥹

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When your cow is constantly practicing her catwalk.  ❤️ Sterling Hills Farm
09/09/2023

When your cow is constantly practicing her catwalk.

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Help us finalize before we go to print!! What are we rolling with? 1, 2 or 3?! Drop your choice in the comments!! 👇🏽
09/06/2023

Help us finalize before we go to print!! What are we rolling with? 1, 2 or 3?! Drop your choice in the comments!! 👇🏽

When you know, you know. This dainty little silver heifer will be coming from Hausmann Farms•Ranching•Highlands, joining...
09/06/2023

When you know, you know. This dainty little silver heifer will be coming from Hausmann Farms•Ranching•Highlands, joining her forever here on the Hill! She will arrive in December with our gal from Nebraska, and I’m just not so sure our little hearts are going to be able to handle this overload of absolute preciousness!!

There is zero chance we could keep this a secret until December. 🥲This incredible lil’ bitty HighPark heifer calf will b...
08/28/2023

There is zero chance we could keep this a secret until December. 🥲

This incredible lil’ bitty HighPark heifer calf will be calling Sterling Hills HOME, this winter!! She will be joining us allll the way from Nebraska from Dirt Road Farm, and while I’m certain they’ll miss her, she won’t be left shy of any love, because my heart cannot take how much I adore her already!!!

While our focus remains on Highlands, we have decided to introduce a handful of mini HighParks into our program, because, well… LOOK🥰🥰

We can’t wait to bring this baby girl home!

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📸 : Christina Leise

A little farm talk.Around the farm we have 5 freeze proof automatic watering troughs. These pull from our well and suppl...
08/27/2023

A little farm talk.

Around the farm we have 5 freeze proof automatic watering troughs. These pull from our well and supply clean, fresh and unlimited drinking water to our crew.

Although we have access to 2 significant natural water sources on our property, it’s important to us to work towards minimizing soil erosion on our banks. In turn also protecting the woodlands surrounding. The water we are able to draw from our well is tested and also less likely to introduce bacteria, viruses or parasites to our cattle.

As easy as it would be to allow free access to our river and stream, we feel a responsibility to be the best stewards of the land we are so privileged to own, but also to care for our Highlands in the best way possible!

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Fun fact! Gabriele and Bernadette are half sisters with the same sire. ☺️ Gabs is 3 & 1/2 years old and Bernie will be 3...
08/26/2023

Fun fact! Gabriele and Bernadette are half sisters with the same sire. ☺️ Gabs is 3 & 1/2 years old and Bernie will be 3 this January! These girls are part of our foundation and will forever live out their best lives here on the hill!

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Haven’t shown off our little Soph in a while. She is a real special gal ❤️ Sophia is naturally polled and as white as sn...
08/21/2023

Haven’t shown off our little Soph in a while. She is a real special gal ❤️

Sophia is naturally polled and as white as snow. She hates her halter, but she loves to be loved. She is the youngest heifer on the farm currently, at 17mo old. She normally is much fluffier and much more clean, but… summer 😅

Sophia will be one of our girls you will get to brush and love on up close in our barn when you book an experience.

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Cranberry just fills my plate with happiness when I see her. She is always quick to come to the fence line and is as stu...
08/17/2023

Cranberry just fills my plate with happiness when I see her. She is always quick to come to the fence line and is as stunning as she is sweet.

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Beautiful morning up on the hill! We’ve been doing a lot of brainstorming over here, cooking up some big ideas and getti...
08/16/2023

Beautiful morning up on the hill! We’ve been doing a lot of brainstorming over here, cooking up some big ideas and getting excited for things to come.

We’re only a couple weeks out from barn completion and this might be one of the last pictures you see of Remi as our dirty boy. Pearl on the other hand, is hanging on to her silvery white coat!

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Pae Pae is quite literally, perfect. ❤️❤️ Sterling Hills Farm
08/13/2023

Pae Pae is quite literally, perfect. ❤️

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Lately, we’ve been finding Sterling posted up at the water trough every morning. He is just the CUTEST little guy, chill...
08/08/2023

Lately, we’ve been finding Sterling posted up at the water trough every morning. He is just the CUTEST little guy, chill as can be, making sure he is staying hydrated!

Check out all that super hair coming back in!!

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We have been working on Fletch’s socialization, and couldn’t be more pleased with how he’s coming along. It wasn’t an ea...
08/07/2023

We have been working on Fletch’s socialization, and couldn’t be more pleased with how he’s coming along. It wasn’t an easy start, but he has quickly learned that we care for him very much!

We commit that when you bring home a calf, they have been doted on, handled, and introduced to the halter. We will train them on the halter up to 4 weeks or as long as they are in our care. They will come with a ‘care package’ and appropriate vaccinations.

Calves are raised with their dams but we start their care and interactions from day 1. We will take tons of pictures so you have moments of them even prior to your ownership.

We care deeply about the homes our calves go to and we will ask questions about your plans for them. We love to follow along on their journeys and hope you will keep in touch!

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We have been SO pleased with our fly management this year and so has Opal 🥰 While we don’t feel there is one surefire wa...
08/05/2023

We have been SO pleased with our fly management this year and so has Opal 🥰 While we don’t feel there is one surefire way to keep them all away, we do believe pasture management is one of the most impactful and often most under-utilized methods.

Rotational grazing takes work, between managing it every couple of days(this can fluctuate and even be daily!), the necessary fencing/infrastructure, and harrowing - it’s not for those looking for a hands off/ low maintenance method. However - pasture management provides SO much more than JUST fly control. The science behind this is beautiful and intriguing, it gives back to your soil and in turn, to your herd.

From forage quality, fly management, longer grazing season, all the way to reducing parasite and other livestock illness, improved hay quality (for those that also hay their fields), and w**d control, it is a fulfilling and awesome, best practice!

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We knew when we saw Sterling, he was EXACTLY what we wanted! His personality hadn’t really surfaced but once it did, I w...
08/04/2023

We knew when we saw Sterling, he was EXACTLY what we wanted! His personality hadn’t really surfaced but once it did, I was certain we made the perfect choice.

Our best boy is nearly 1 &1/2 and has been showing off all the admirable traits. From excellent hair, the most chill personality, correct on his toes, his broad beefy shoulders, we could not be any more anxious to see what offspring he brings us next year!

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No cow picture today. But how about a cow home?🥰Slowly but surely, we are getting closer to finally having what is a muc...
08/03/2023

No cow picture today. But how about a cow home?🥰

Slowly but surely, we are getting closer to finally having what is a much needed barn space! When the barn is complete we will have some fencing that will tie into it and then we will officially begin offering experiences! We had greatly hoped we’d be ready this September, but it is looking to be closer towards October. Time seems to never be on our side! 🥲

When you come to visit us, some of the girls will be pulled up barn side so you are able to safely interact with them one on one. Although we will take you around the farm, this will be where you can brush them, treat them, and be in a safe controlled space to experience them fully!

We will take you for a ride into pastures to see them in their natural spaces, so don’t worry, you won’t miss a thing - and they never miss an opportunity to come say hi!

Thank you for all those that have reached out about experiences and have been supporting us from afar. We are so close to being able to share this little slice of countryside paradise, and I truly can’t wait!!

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If I could have  as keeper of all my social media photography, I would. She doubled down with another PERFECT picture of...
07/31/2023

If I could have as keeper of all my social media photography, I would. She doubled down with another PERFECT picture of Fiona. ❤️ Go ahead, follow the tag, get lost in her photography. She’s THAT good.

Can’t wait to see what this momma has been brewing’ in that tummy. If it’s anything like her last… we’re keeping it this time. 🥲

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So we had a giant Angus bull, crush our fence and hop over to our paddock the other day. Phoebe, our only black cow… was...
07/31/2023

So we had a giant Angus bull, crush our fence and hop over to our paddock the other day. Phoebe, our only black cow… was momentarily confused as the fella who was taking on Remi head to head. We obviously recognized quickly, that he was about 4 times the size of Phoebe AND Remi 😂

This little nugget looks like an Angus calf comparatively speaking. Those events transpired into an early paddock rotation. Just another day in paradise…

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Several weeks back,  came out to do a family session for her client. I don’t even have words for how beautiful I know th...
07/30/2023

Several weeks back, came out to do a family session for her client. I don’t even have words for how beautiful I know that sesh turned out, but this picture she captured of Cran while she was here absolutely stole my heart!!

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Cecilia might be a little matted up in the back, but she has one of the prettiest faces. Her dossan is always full and f...
07/28/2023

Cecilia might be a little matted up in the back, but she has one of the prettiest faces. Her dossan is always full and fluffy, despite the thick summer heat!

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The best herd boss. The way Clara commands respect but yet remains so gentle… We adore our Twinkle Toes.❤️ Sterling Hill...
07/26/2023

The best herd boss. The way Clara commands respect but yet remains so gentle… We adore our Twinkle Toes.

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Mini vs. Mid & Standard. Gabriele on the left, is over 3 years old. Pearl, the silver heifer on the right, is 19mo old! ...
07/25/2023

Mini vs. Mid & Standard. Gabriele on the left, is over 3 years old. Pearl, the silver heifer on the right, is 19mo old! They are within a couple inches of height. We love them all the same, but our goal on the Hill is to offer them small and compact.

Miniature Highlands are not a separate breed, but a descriptive category to classify shorter/smaller statured Highlands. Those cute fluffy little hairballs you see in photos? Those are CALVES!! NOT necessarily “mini” highlands! Often times when we have visitors, they’re surprised to know that 2ft tall calf, is not how they will remain! Although still smaller than average, miniature Highlands will still grow into large animals.

We will never guarantee that a calf will end up a certain height, but we will always be transparent with all information, and we are committed to dialing in our genetics to offer you small, beautiful, healthy coos! If you’re searching for a pasture pet, ask all the questions!

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Gabi Gabs first summer with no foot bath/pond to cool off in. She’s actually doing really well! Once the barn is complet...
07/16/2023

Gabi Gabs first summer with no foot bath/pond to cool off in. She’s actually doing really well! Once the barn is complete, I have big spa day plans for this girl!

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Pae is our dearest girl. A year ago, she was treated like an outcast and it tore me up to see her sit on the outskirts, ...
07/16/2023

Pae is our dearest girl. A year ago, she was treated like an outcast and it tore me up to see her sit on the outskirts, never really having a ‘pal’.

Somewhere along that timeline, she found a place amongst all the girls and now you can often find her sitting with the queen herself, Clara.

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Have you met Clara? This sweet momma is our herd boss, and she is simply the best. She is AHCA registered and her magnif...
07/14/2023

Have you met Clara? This sweet momma is our herd boss, and she is simply the best. She is AHCA registered and her magnificence can only be appreciated in person. She is expecting an October calf, bred to AHCA FUF George, who consistently throws fluffy and petite calves, just like our Silver Lining Highlands and Hounds, Paeonia!

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07/12/2023

We want to bring you more engaging and fun content, and to do that, we will no longer be sharing Instagram content to FB! Our goal is to share individual, original content on each platform that is unique to the platform we share it on! What does that mean? DOUBLE THE HAIRY COW CONTENT! 😂 Follow us on IG if you’re not already so you don’t miss out on anything!

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There’s something about Phoebe lately… my money is on, it’s a pregnancy glow 😳Phoebe had thinned out all her hair earlie...
07/11/2023

There’s something about Phoebe lately… my money is on, it’s a pregnancy glow 😳

Phoebe had thinned out all her hair earlier in spring, but suddenly started growing it back. If only this picture could show off just how beautiful her coat looks! Phoebe always keeps her self in pristine condition and she looked stunning this evening grazing in the pasture.

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Re*****on is 99% of the time a mess. He always finds a way to ruin his white coat, and he is always covered in mud, dirt...
07/10/2023

Re*****on is 99% of the time a mess. He always finds a way to ruin his white coat, and he is always covered in mud, dirt, leaves, hay or p**p. I am seriously considering keeping him barn side when we pull him out of breeding seasons so I can enjoy him a couple months out of the year looking like the dapper little man I know he can be. What says y’all? Let him live his best boy life or keep him in a suit and tie?! 😂

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Fran brought up Fletch this morning when I dropped some cubes into the trough. This was the closest she’s come up on her...
07/08/2023

Fran brought up Fletch this morning when I dropped some cubes into the trough. This was the closest she’s come up on her own since we’d gotten her and boy was I shocked! She let Fletcher explore around me a little while she had some cubes…

I will never give up on Foxy Francine. She may or may not ever let me touch her, but we’re dedicated to earning her trust. She is an excellent dam, protective and nurturing.

Fletch will be steered and destined to a wonderful home living his best life as a sweet companion.

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