Shepherd's Knoll Farm

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Our Farm

The farm consists of many animals including: 2 horses, a mini dwarf horse, 2 miniature donkeys, dozens of sheep, mini goats, many chickens and ducks as well. Driving up the winding driveway onto the property, you may find yourself driving through the flock of their beautiful, diversely colored, free-roaming sheep!

Our Animals

Horses
Horses

Beau – Buckskin AQHA Registered Gelding, from 2014. Beau is a beauty, and so well trained and desensitized, that he is the absolute perfect riding horse! Safe, sweet, a big lover, he is just a handsome big hunk of horse! He loves riding with us, and working with guests who come to the farm.

Bear – Bay Quarter horse/Gypsy Vanner cross Gelding, from 2017. Bear is only seven, but he’s incredibly well trained, quiet, and easy! His slow walk and ultra loving personality make him a perfect match for our family to ride and enjoy, and for working with guests who come to the farm as well!

Miniature Donkeys
Donkeys

Quimby – Mini Jerusalem Donkey Jenny, from around 2020. Quimby came to me from a friend who could no longer care for her. We introduced her to a boyfriend for a while and the following year, she gave us her son, sweet little Dixon! These two are inseparable and as happy as can be. Friendly, easy to pet, handle, and love on, they are truly the perfect equines!

Dixon – Mini Jerusalem Donkey Gelding, from 2020. Born to Mamma Quimby, Katherine joyfully got to catch this little sweet guy when he was born! Dixon and his mamma are inseparable and as happy as can be.

Miniature Dwarf Horse
mini horse

Pearl – Gray and white Mini Dwarf Horse, from 2020. Pearl just steals everyone’s hearts! She is the tiniest little equine you can imagine! She is sweet, friendly, and loves everyone! She is the perfect little sidekick for our family, whether she is running around the backyard with the four dogs (she’s the same size as most of them!), or perusing the pastures with the donkeys and big horses. She is happy wearing her little unicorn horn for play dates, and loves scratches!

Goats
goats

Petal – White and black Nigerian Dwarf/Pygmy cross goat Doe, from 2018. Petal and Petunia are twin sisters though Petal strongly resembles the Nigerian Dwarf side of their cross.

Petunia – Brown and black Nigerian Dwarf/Pygmy cross goat Doe, from 2018. Petal and Petunia are twin sisters though Petunia resembles the Pygmy side.

They lost their mother at only a few days of age, and lived in our home for months, bottle fed round the clock under a heat lamp until they found their spunky will to live! They rule the barnyard, and really the farm. They use their horns to push around the sheep, even if they’re 4 times their size! They are confident and friendly, they’ve never met a person that they didn’t consider to be a friend. (Just hold on to your hammers, clothing, etc, they like to borrow things!)

Ducks
Ducks

We have a few free-roaming ducks that wander around the property, enjoy our stream and leave us eggs occasionally.

Chickens
Chickens

We have about a dozen chickens that provide us with fresh eggs daily and enjoy the freedom of our property.

Sheep

The sheep are a very special part of our farm here at Shepherd’s Knoll Farm. Katherine is in LOVE with them. Well, she’s in love with all of the animals, we all love our animals as family members. Katherine is OBSESSED with the sheep! They provide our family a constantly changing, picturesque scene, as they move about the front yard, the driveway, and anywhere they choose to freely roam during the day! They are beautiful with their different sizes and colors. They all have names, and we know their family stories, they are simply beloved! Once a year, we have a shearer come shear them all, and Katherine uses the wool to spin and make gifts for friends and family. Some of the fleeces are available for sale, so you can schedule an appointment to come fall in love, and hopefully be able to purchase the wool from your favorite sheep!

abby

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Brown and white Shetland Ewe, from 2022. Twin girls Abby and Penny could not be more sweet and gregarious, like their mother! They are curious, and friendly, and cuddly, not to mention this family has the softest wool imaginable!

Abby

adeline

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White with speckled face, Suffolk cross Ewe, from 2017. Poppy’s first twins with us were Adeline and Madeline. Sweet girls, but mamma taught them to be reserved.

Adeline

amelia

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White Shetland Ewe, from around 2013. I got her from a good farmer friend who sold sheep for meet, but described Amelia as “beautiful”. She needed treatment for an eye infection, and after a week or so of our lacrosse playing boys and their friends chasing her around to try to treat the eye, and nearly jumping fences, she was out in the pasture one day before delivering her beautiful daughter Gwynn. We had no idea she was even pregnant! Mother of Gwynn, Daisy Jane, and Aurthur, she observes people from her best eye, making her suspicious nature, even more suspicious looking! Her children ignored this are are extremely friendly. She and Gwynn are the picture of our Logo!

Amelia

annette

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Brown and white Merino Ewe, from 2017. Her merino wool is densely packed and buttery soft.

Annette

aurther

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White Shetland/Babydoll cross Whether, from 2018. Son of Amelia and Hugo. One of his father’s last gifts to us, he has his sweet, loving, soulful nature! Aurthur will come to be present with you and stare in your eyes for an hour. He is quiet, loving, and oh so sweet!

Aurther

benjamin

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White Suffolk/Fin cross Whether, from 2019. Another set of twins from Poppy were Benjamin and Ellis. Cute, reserved, our biggest sheep on the farm. Very sweet boys.

Benjamin

bunny

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Black Border Lester/Wensleydale/Lester Longwool cross Ewe, from 2021. Sweet and reserved, daughter of Sweet Pea and Teddy, this family had curls for days!

Bunny

dahlia

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Black and gray Shetland Ewe, from 2021. Dahlia came from the same farm as Vivian, at the same time and also pregnant, in the spring of 2022. She is strong like Vivian, but more reserved.

Dahlia

daisyjane

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White Shetland/Finn cross Ewe, from 2019, Daughter of Amelia and Landon. She is very sweet and quiet.

Daisy Jane

daphne

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White CVM/Finn cross Ewe, from 2019. Twin daughter Daphne and Ivy were born of Willow and Landon. Soft white wool, big girls. Very sweet, but reserved.

Daphne

devin

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Brown and white Shetland Whether, from 2023. Twin boys Devin and Dillon are from Vivian and a rented ram. They are slightly more reserved than their mother and big sisters, but still sweet as can be! The wool on these boys is just delightfully soft too!

Devin

dillon

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Brown and white Shetland Whether, from 2023. Twin boys Dillon and Devin are from Vivian and a rented ram. They are slightly more reserved than their mother and big sisters, but still sweet as can be! The wool on these boys is just delightfully soft too!

Dillon

elis

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White Suffolk/Fin cross Whether, from 2019. Another set of twins from Poppy were Ellis and Benjamin. Cute, reserved, our biggest sheep on the farm. Very sweet boys.

Ellis

gwynn

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White Shetland Ewe, from 2017. Daughter of Amelia and another white Shetland Ram, she is friendly, strong, and fearless. She and mother Amelia are the picture on our Logo!

Gwynn

hannah

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White Babydoll Ewe, from around 2013. Hannah is one of our first sheep. She is quiet, and reserved. She was a wonderful mother and her wool is springy and thick.

Hannah

hops

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Black Border Lester/Wensleydale/Lester Longwool cross Whether, from 2021. Sweet and reserved, son of Sweet Pea and Teddy, this family had curls for days!

Hops

iris

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Black and gray Shetland Ewe, from 2022. Her mother Dahlia is stunning just like her, with soft wool and a strong personality. But as for Iris, she’s never met someone who wasn’t a friend, and is not afraid to demand scratches in whatever way necessary! (Careful, she might launch herself into your lap! Or Paw at your back!) Tiny but mighty describes this sweet girl!

Iris

ivy

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White CVM/Finn cross Ewe, from 2019. Twin daughter Ivy and Daphne were born of Willow and Landon. Soft white wool, big girls. Very sweet, but reserved.

Ivy

jack

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Black Merino/Shetland Whether, from 2023. Son of Jane and a rented Shetland ram, he and his twin sister are beautiful and have ultra soft wool. Sadly, there was a long period when his mother Jane rejected Jack, but we got them through that and he is now quite reserved, but thriving!

Jack

jane

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Black and white Merino and Shetland Ewe, from 2021. When their mother attacked and rejected her brother Richard, Jane tried to stand in the way to help. But later, when she gave birth to a son and daughter, unfortunately she repeated her mother’s pattern and rejected her son Jack. A beautiful, soft wooled girl, and very curious, she eventually accepted both babies and went on to be a dutiful mother.

Jane

jill

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Black Merino/Shetland Ewe, from 2023. Daughter of Jane and a rented Shetland ram, Jane is the spitting image of her mother. She is sweet and curious, but reserved. She and Jack have ultra soft wool and are doing great!

Jill

landon

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White Finn cross Whether, from 2017. I was planning to buy his Finn mother, but when she rejected him, I chose Landon instead. At only two days old, he became a bottle baby in our house for two months and is still a fan of being treated like a person! He has soft white lofty wool, and is a wonderful father!

Landon

lincoln

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White Shetland/Finn cross Whether, from 2023. He has a bit of a speckling on his face in the caramel color of his rented father. Lincoln was born into difficult circumstances. He AND his mother had a hard time figuring out nursing and we nearly lost him, and we did lose his twin brother. After intensive bottle feeding to over protect him, he managed to catch his mouth on a clasp in the barn and injured his mouth leaving him disfigured. Following more intensive bottle feeding, and over pampering, he is healthy, happy , and thriving! Katherine has one tattoo, and it is of this sweet little boy on her arm! A little survivor, and sweet angel!

Lincoln

madeline

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White with speckled face, Suffolk cross Ewe, from 2017. Poppy’s first twins with us were Madeline and Adeline. Sweet girls, but mamma taught them to be reserved.

Madeline

oliver

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Brown and black CVM/Shetland, from 2021. Oscar and Oliver are twin boys from Willow and a rented Shetland Ram. Very different looking, Oscar favors his mother’s coloring, while Oliver looks like he’s donned a tuxedo! Luxuriously soft wool, reserved temperaments.

Oliver

oscar

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Brown and black CVM/Shetland, from 2021. Oscar and Oliver are twin boys from Willow and a rented Shetland Ram. Very different looking, Oscar favors his mother’s coloring, while Oliver looks like he’s donned a tuxedo! Luxuriously soft wool, reserved temperaments.

Oscar

paige

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White CVM/East Frisian cross Ewe, from 2018. Boy she was a beautiful baby. And she is beautiful now. Big, and sweet, docile, but reserved.

Paige

penny

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Brown and white Shetland Ewe, from 2022. Their mother Vivian was pregnant with them when she came to our farm in Spring 2022. Twin girls Penny and Abby could not be more sweet and gregarious, like their mother! They are curious, and friendly, and cuddly, not to mention this family has the softest wool imaginable!

Penny

piper

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White with speckled face, Suffolk cross/Babydoll Ewe, from 2018, daughter of Adeline and Hugo. One of Hugo’s last gifts to us, Piper is a big girl with springy curls and a sweet face.

Piper

poppy

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White with black face Suffolk Ewe, from around 2013. Poppy is one of our first sheep. She is generally quiet, but if she speaks up, boy is it like a fog horn! A wonderful matriarch of the group, she is reserved but very sweet.

Poppy

richard

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Black Merino and Shetland Whether, from 2021. He and his twin sister Jane were born of Annette and a rented Shetland ram. When his mother Annette rejected him, he became a bottle baby in our home for about 2 months. He wore diapers, played with the dogs, sat in on many international meetings from home, and was generally the family baby. He would still like to come back in the house to be babied, but he’s a big boy now!

Richard

sweetpea

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Black Border Leister/Wensleydale cross, from 2017. Sweet Pea is as sweet as her name. She can be shy, but she is very lovely with her black curls for days and her curious nature. A wonderful mother, Sweet Pea is such a prize!

Sweet Pea

teddy

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Lester Longwool Whether, from 2020. Teddy reminds me of a sheep dog and I’m not sure how he can see through all of his curls most of the time! He’s sweet and friendly, but can be shy at times. He is a wonderful father!

Teddy

tennessee

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White Shetland/Finn cross Ewe, from 2019. Daughter of Violet and Landon. She is friendly, and curious. Mother of Lincoln.

Tennessee

trixie

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White with speckled face, Suffolk/Babydoll/Shetland cross Ewe, daughter of Piper and rented ram. Such a cutie! She is a trooper and a mammas girl. One of Poppy’s tribe, she isn’t overly friendly, but very cute and inquisitive!

Trixie

violet

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Black, Gray, Beige Shetland Ewe, from around 2013. Violet is very special. She came to us pregnant with triplets, and sick and skinny. She survived and delivered them and went on to give us several more beautiful babies! She is reserved, but very sweet.

Violet

vivian

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Brown Shetland Ewe, from . Vivian is the star of the show! The friendliest, the cuddliest, the best mother and confident you could ever ask for!

Vivian

willow

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Brown and black CVM Ewe, from around 2014. Willow has the softest wool, and the coolest stripes on her face! She is big and strong and independent with a soft, sweet side.

Willow

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