Gypsy Mountain Farm

Fiber, Farm Raised
Fiber, Locally Sourced
Fiber, Hand-Dyed or Hand-Spun
Shave ‘Em to Save ‘Em


How to Shop

Online Store:
Contact via Facebook Messenger: Robin Doty

Discount/Special Offer

All “Art Batts” will be 10% off.

Festival Exclusive

My daughter Chelsea (Cottontail Farm) & I will be collaborating to offer a project bag with matching skein set. And I will have a colorway dyed specially for MDSW in both Blue Face Leicester Sport weight and a Yak-Merino sock yarn.

About Us

Twelve years ago my search for a farm led me to the mountains of SW Virginia. Finally one spoke to me & now in a holler, on a dirt road, CVM, Romney, Finn, Jacob & Leicester Longwool sheep reside here with me along with my Hereford sow, Mini Jersey cow & chickens. It is a dream come true, a labor of love to make it what it has become. A good life, one who many would say is going back in time. I am lucky to be here. There’s so much more to do.

Two years ago the Livestock Conservancy started their program “Shave ‘Em to Save ‘Em (SE2SE), an effort to raise awareness of rare, endangered breeds of sheep. It has changed the world for many American shepherds. Thru their site & FB page fiber lovers have the chance to connect & learn about breeds they had never heard of. It has given us shepherds who raise conservation breeds of sheep, a way to market our wool. I am involved in that program as a fiber provider.

My daughter Chelsea, (Cottontail Farm) & I do fiber festivals together. She is a project bag & tool maker, so between the two of us, we have everything you need !! I am so lucky too, to share this fiber life with her. She & I are busy collaborating on a special bag & skein set for MDSW !

What I offer for sale is from my sheep & from fiber I gather from other small American farms like mine. Small farms are being lost & need to be saved. In my small way, I am trying to preserve what I can.

I love to dye, it is my favorite thing. It’s like being a mad scientist & has become a bit of an obsession. All my fiber & yarn is kettle dyed or handpainted by me. My emphasis is & always will be different breeds of American farm sheep, but I do offer some Merino blends. New this year are my “Sockinettes”. Sock tube kits, that I crank on my CSM w/matching mini skeins to make a pair of socks.

I hope you enjoy this weekend & I hope that next year we all can be together. Thank you MDSW for giving us this opportunity, & to all who visit us here…Thank You !

Take Care

Contact Information

1346 Nester School Road
Dugspur, VA 24325

(716) 560-0226
It is best to Facebook message or email me. Cell service on my farm is not reliable..

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2022 Catalog Cover Artist

Susan Due Pearcy has lived in the Agricultural Reserve in Barnesville, Maryland for 27 years and enjoys having sheep grazing next door and fibre artist friends nearby. She is continually inspired in her art and life by the natural beauty of her surroundings and works plein air in oil and pastel and creates her printmaking in Sugarloaf Studio behind her home...

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If you didn't brave the weather to come to last week's festival, but still want a festival t-shirt, you're in luck. Our online store at is being restocked with 2022 merchandise and should be ready by Monday, May 16, 2022 (they just need a little time to unpack the boxes that came back from the festival and see what's what). If memory serves, they will have two colors of short sleeve tees, a long sleeve tee, hats, aprons, fleece vests, sling bags and cinch sack/backpacks. Sorry, the large canvas tote bags are all gone.The online store is at You can also purchase these items in person at the Ceresville New Holland, Inc./Sheepman Supply Co. showroom in Frederick, Maryland. #mdsw2022 #festivalgear ... See MoreSee Less
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If you or anyone else receives an email claiming to be able to sell you a list of attendees of the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival, please ignore it as IT IS A SCAM. It has come to our attention that companies are emailing some of the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival’s exhibitors and attendees, claiming to offer our attendee email list. This is a common occurrence with large conferences and trade shows in recent years.It is our policy to NEVER sell, rent, or share attendee contact information. No company is authorized to distribute or sell any email lists of Festival attendees. The Festival is not providing this list nor generating these messages. How did they get your email? Software programs can crawl websites in search of email addresses that are listed on them (identifiable by the @ sign).If you receive an email offering to sell you a list of Festival attendees, do not respond to it. By responding—even with a request to unsubscribe—you confirm that your email address is a valid one, which may increase the likelihood that you’ll be contacted again. ... See MoreSee Less
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This little lost lamb kid's mitten was turned in to the Lost & Found and would like to find it's mate. There is also a handmade shawlette someone might be missing, along with the usual random assortment of items -- reading glasses, etc. -- and, no surprise, a folding umbrella and a pair of rubber boots. Message me or email if any of these sound like they might belong to you, or if there is something else you would like me to check for. #mdsw2022 #lostandfound ... See MoreSee Less
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