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Welcome to Sweet Tree Hill Farm!

Home to Hilltop Shetland Yarn, 1910 Socks, Landscapes Dye, and about 40 Shetland Sheep, 7 Angora rabbits, 45 chickens all on our 20 acre farm. Our specialty is fingering weight yarn, in 8 natural colors and 7 plus dyed colors for stranded Fair Isle, lace and sock knitting. We are writing patterns and all are available in our Farm Store, at the 3 Festivals we attend and now in your local yarn shop.

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Sweet Tree Hill Farm is located in the hills of Central Virginia, in Cumberland County. We arrived Christmas, 2007 and have been working hard to renovate this 100 year old property of 20 acres with many old pecan, walnut and pear trees, hence the name of the farm. The old house is a bungalow style farm house which overlooks an 8 acre 20 foot deep pond.

The Farm House

The Farm House

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The pastures were over grazed and was littered with bits of an old chicken barn that had burned down. But over the course of a few years, we have made many repairs, added our cashmere goats and later began raising registered Shetland Sheep and angora rabbits for the wool.  And built a barn shaped dye studio.
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Our dream is to build a viable fiber business selling wool products in the form of sustainable clothing such as socks and scarves, spinning fiber, American Hilltop Shetland yarn along with breeding stock.

Shetland Mini

Our line clothing created on the farm, our 1910 Socks. We have several knitted up, but you can custom order them as well:

See our order form and order your custom 1910 Shetland Socks.

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So join us on our journey as my family and I shepherd these beautiful sheep, and plant our garden, gather eggs from our chickens and bring our wool products to market. Visit our farm store and my blog, WoolFarmGal, as this middle-aged shepherd lives her woolly dream!

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Missy, a moorit eweShearing!

        Gwyneth and her lambs

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