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Elderwood Farm, LLC

Farm Name: Elderwood Farm, LLC

Year Farm Established: 2006

Location: Riceville, IA

Years I’ve been farming: 9 years

Animals I raise: Olde English Southdown BabyDoll sheep, chickens, one mini-Jersey heifer.

Crops I grow: Garden vegatables for our use and for sale at Farmer's Market, grapes, fruit trees and bramble fruit.

Hobbies I enjoy: Photography, birdwatching, amatuer astronomy, winemaking, spinning and knitting.

Club/Associations memberships: Charter member Farmer's Market Riceville, IA

The proudest moment on my farm: Taking possession of the farm. Helping deliver the first lamb. Planting the vineyard. Settling into the new house.

Pets: Diamond and Chester the house cats. Our puppy and constant companion, Val and 8 'barn' cats.

Farm Motto: As above, so below, blessed be.

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  Thank you Patrick, that's Val, our Golden Retriever, Chocolate Lab and Collie mixed 10 month old puppy. She's a sweety.

Come visit me, Elderwood Farm, LLC.

12/25/2009 07:47.16 PM Report This Comment  
  For Santa Sara
We had our first shearing of the Babydolls last April and had the wool processed (washed and carded) by a woman in Wisc. It is the softest wool I've ever felt and Bob (my partner) says it spins very well. We just traded a ewe lamb and ram lamb for a pair of the same from someone not too far from us and those 2 have perfect Babydoll faces and builds...very small, and petite for her and robust for age for him. He is our breeding sire for this year.

Come visit me, Elderwood Farm, LLC.

12/25/2009 07:45.06 PM Report This Comment  
  Welcome to Hobby Farms!

Come visit me, RailRidge.

12/21/2009 08:44.38 PM Report This Comment  
Welcome to Hobby Farms

Carl, bremerton, WA.

12/21/2009 07:44.28 AM Report This Comment  
welcome to hobby farm.

Come visit me, The Chicken Ranch, el dorado urban farm & DeVore Ranch.

12/21/2009 07:11.57 AM Report This Comment  
Do you use the Babydoll sheep for the spinning and knitting? I was interested in getting some sheep when I get my farm going and loved the sweet faces on the babydolls.

Come visit me, My Wyoming Home, Santa Sara Ranch, WyoCowgirl's Santa Sara Ranch & Santa Sara Ranch (Coming Soon).

12/21/2009 05:06.36 AM Report This Comment  
  nice pic

patrick, fairview park, OH.

12/21/2009 02:14.21 AM Report This Comment  


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