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

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 www.sheepman.com/product-category/maryland-sheep-wool-festival-online/. 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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