Fiber, Farm Raised
Fiber, Hand-Dyed or Hand-Spun
Sheepskins & Sheepskin Products
How to Shop
Online Store: hillfarmsheepandwool.com
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We are a small family farm located south of Westminster, MD, about an hour west of Baltimore. Our land was the nucleus of a much larger tract that has been worked for over 200 years.
The original land-grant, Upper Marlboro, was deeded in 1763 by Lord Baltimore to Robert Gilchrist. The first cabin was built before 1798. We have been working to restore our small ten acre parcel since 1983 when my husband and I moved to Westminster. Over the years we have renovated the original log cabin, stabilized the bank barn, cleared fence lines, built new fence, built a shop and on and on.
Hill Farm is home to Norwegian Fjord Ponies, Leicestershire Longwool sheep, various birds, dogs, cats, and chickens. Products of the farm include yarn, fleece, roving, sheepskins, lambs, handwoven blankets, and woodworking products.
From beginning to end, our yarn is 100% Maryland local and responsibly made. We raise our sheep here on Hill Farm and provide them with quality living conditions and love. Our shearers, dye makers, and spinners are all local to the area. Everything we create here on Hill Farm is handmade by Gwen Handler.
Larry Fisher is an expert craftsman and has been working with wood for over 30 years. Larry has taken on the sole responsibility of restoring most of the original structures at Hill Farm. Larry focuses on lamps, wooden vessels, boxes and small wooden pieces. What makes Hill Farm’s woodworking unique is the traditional method which is used to produce Larry’s lamps and woodworking. While it may be tempting to upgrade to larger, faster, and more technical machinery, Larry still uses tried and true methods and tools to create each piece by hand. What makes Larry’s work unique is the care and thought he puts in to every part of the project from wood selection to choice and balance of the parts and the final construction of the object.
Raising lambs, foals, puppies, chicks, ducks, and kittens are all wonderful experiences to be a part of. We find this lifestyle, not necessarily easy but always rewarding. I can’t think of a better place to raise a child. Being in touch with the land, the animals, and the seasons give life a true sense of purpose.