Hill Farm

Fiber, Farm Raised
Fiber, Hand-Dyed or Hand-Spun
Sheepskins & Sheepskin Products

Website: hillfarmsheepandwool.com

How to Shop

Online Store: hillfarmsheepandwool.com

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About Us

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.

Contact Information

935 Bloom Road
Westminster, MD 21157

(410) 596-5096

Social Media

Facebook: facebook.com/Hill-Farm-135483054205

Warm up for the Festival with Winterfest 2023!

Two days of virtual spinning, knitting, and felting classes on January 28 and 29.

Registration opens November 19.

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Correction - registration for our our in-person classes for 2023 will open at 2:00 pm ET on Sunday, February 19, not February 12 as previously posted.A preview of the classes has been posted at sheepandwool.org/2022-festival/fiber-arts-workshops/. Full class details, including dates and times, will be posted in the next day or two. #mdsw #mdsw2023 #celebrating50years #fiberartseminars #yarnlove #dyeing #felting #fiberprep #colortheory #spinning #handspinning #knitting ... See MoreSee Less
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A preview of our in-person classes for 2023 has been posted at sheepandwool.org/2022-festival/fiber-arts-workshops/. Full class information will be posted once we work out a few more details. Registration will open on February 12. #mdsw #mdsw2023 #celebrating50years #fiberartseminars #yarnlove #dyeing #felting #fiberprep #colortheory #spinning #handspinning #knitting ... See MoreSee Less
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Thank you to our wonderful instructors - Maggie Casey. Jillian Moreno, Esther Rodgers, Kira Dulaney, Alasdair Post-Quinn, and Kristen Walsh - for teaching virtually for our second annual Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival Winterfest. Thank you, too, Angela Muller, for your fabulous and informative lecture. And a resounding thank you to all the participants (and class assistants) that made Winterfest a success!See you at the live 50th annual Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival on May 6 & 7. The class listings for that should be posted in the next week or so. Registration will open on February 12. ... See MoreSee Less
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