Violet Hill Farm

Producing fine huacaya and merino fleece

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Welcome to Violet Hill Farm

Welcoming Spring 2024!

Following some crazy, later winter weather, I am happy to say that spring is unfolding. Daffodils are in bloom everywhere and the earliest leaf poppers - Lilacs and Honeysuckle are sprouting.

That also signals time for farm improvements such as fencing repairs, clean up of straw and hay from shelters, check up with growing cria, decisions about breedings and of course, planning for shearing.

Spring also signals time for diligence here in my part of the country for herd health, and parasite management. Intestinal parasites, especially Barberpole Worm flourish in the warmth and humidity of East Central Kentucky so its time to undertake the protocols I use to manage this in my herd and flock.

So with Easter and Mother's Day just around the corner, as well as Passover, Noruz and other spring celebrations coming, please keep in mind gifts of soft alpaca and merino, as well as the gits of kindness, generosity, and gratitude.

Violet Hill Farm is a small boutique farm located in the countryside outside Lexington, Kentucky. This is Blue Grass country, known for its pastures which improve bone health of Thoroughbred Racing Horses as well as fatten alpacas and sheep, and contributes to strong, soft fiber.

The farm is my dream come true - a home in the country, surrounded by wonderful, rich animals and a chance to explore what the earth can create. My goal is to build a farm that raises animals for fiber and soil amendment (manure), hosts honey bee hives for healthy pollination and honey, raises specialty fruit and flowers, and of course free range farm fresh eggs! I also hope to share this love with others through the bounty of my farm location, and education.

I host visitors of all ages, especially children and young people. At my farm, you'll be exposed and touch livestock and poultry up close. You can see where raw fiber grown on the animal, how yarn is made and what happens when manure is composted. Plus you can get to know the animals, touch them, feed them and learn of their unique personalities.

Plan a visit to meet my menagerie of dogs, cats, alpacas, and fiber sheep. The alpacas love treats and the sheep are always curious. Come introduce your family to the farm and allow me to share my knowledge of gardening, farming, animal husbandry and the agricultural life. This farm is a Climate Smart Wool Producer, a member of Kentucky Proud and practices good soil management.

Raw Fiber, Rovings and Batts

Raw Merino and Huacaya Alpaca fiber, roving. I have a wide variety of natural colors both prepackaged and in bulk.

Natural Fiber Yarns

Gorgeous merino, alpaca and blended fiber yarns are available in a variety of natural colors and hand dyed. Most yarns are 200 yds. mill spun in weights from fingerling to DK, as well as rug yarn.

Garments and Gifts

Personal gifts including greeting cards, totes, stuffed animals, cookie cutters and crafting kits