A warm welcome to you from Sheepy Hollow Farm.
Our journey began almost three decades ago when we purchased an ’empty’ hay-field discovered while exploring the country roads. Our 30-acre farmstead has grown and evolved over the ensuing years. We are located off-the-beaten-path in rural Armada Township (in northern Macomb County), at 73910 Coon Creek Road between Armada Center Road and 34 Mile Road, Michigan.
With life’s experiences comes change & growth! Sheepy Hollow is currently home to our daughter’s Kentucky Rocky Mountain Saddle horses and Oberhasli dairy goats, my small flock of Shetland sheep, a few laying hens for fresh eggs, dogs, cats and pet Lion-head rabbits. Our two young adult children are now in college and pursuing life interests. As recent empty nesters – for all practical reasons – we have significantly downsized both the gardens and barnyard menagerie! After all, how much goat milk/fresh cheese can one consume? I probably have enough wool to last two life-times!!
I have also “tweaked” the focus of my farm business (formerly Sheepy Hollow Herbs, LLC) from herbs to fiber art, thus WOOL & WIT, LLC effective June 2013. My shop/studio is located here at our farm residence in an out-building. I continue to raise a small assortment of U-Pick organic lavender and other herbs for culinary, floral and medicinal uses. Our farm-raised herbs are naturally grown and sold freshly bundled (with a limited selection of dried herbs also available). We use the freshest ingredients in our hand-crafted herbal sundries and goat’s milk soap!
Besides being a Michigan State University Extension (MSUE) advanced certified master gardener, I’m also a self-taught fiber artist – I do love my small flock of colorful Shetland sheep! Their beautiful wool often finds its way into my shop where I create one-of-a-kind primitive sheepy folk art, hand-made woolies, natural and hand-dyed wool batts, roving and yarn, herbal sundries and goat’s milk soap. I am inspired by nature, antiques, history… and my love of sheepies. As a retired environmental engineer, I practice earth-friendly ‘green’ methods on the farm… long before it became trendy.
I hope you plan a visit to the Farm Shop soon! Sheepy Hollow is open year-round by appointment. Regular shop hours: April thru December, Tuesday by chance (to coincide with the local Armada Flea Market), Friday, Saturday, Sunday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Please call for additional info at 586-784-8328 ~ OR ~ email me privately at firstname.lastname@example.org