Welcome to Violet Hill Farm
Its Summer already - that means hot and humid!
Its summer already - where does the time go?
Animals have all been shorn, three new cria were born in the spring, two in November. Now I am on the watch for a few more. But it is also time to breed for next year's crop of lambs and cria, work on those fleeces harvested in May so they can go into the coop or mill to produce those lovely yarns and products in time for the Christmas Season.
This year the shelters will be replaced with something more permanent and hopefully a new barn installed. That should make visits easier and get the animals penned closer for interaction and provide them shelter from all types of weather - cooling shade in summer, warmth and dry conditions in the winter. I also hope to have space to store and work on fiber over the course of the entire year.
Stay in touch and feel free to reach out for a visit.
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 cats, alpacas, chickens 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.