In and Around The Barn

A highlight of the Shepherd’s Harvest will be the “living catalog” of sheep breeds. A wide variety of wool and meat breeds will be on display.   You can expect to see everything from Black Welsh Mountain to CVM~Romeldale Sheep, Yaks and Alpacas!.  Visitors will have the opportunity to talk with shepherds about their particular breed and sheep may be sold by private treaty.

The Minnesota Lamb and Wool Producers Youth will have an educational booth set up in the sheep barn. You can find a variety of information related to the sheep industry; including recipes, magazines, and facts about the wool & lamb industries.

Are you interested in displaying your favorite sheep breed at the Festival?  Please contact our Animal Barns Coordinator at

Sheep and Wool

2022 Breeders on Display


River Falls, WI

Registered Finn Sheep & Angora rabbits

Ayrwen Farm raises Registered Finn sheep as well as French Angora Rabbits. We have lambs available late spring. Angora Bunnies –  call for availability. We are also an Ashford Dealer for Spinning Wheels and all Ashford Products, Twice a year we have fiber events, Stop by and give us your e-mail for updates.


Bohemian Creek Farm

Cresco, IA

Pygora Goats

Pygora Goats produce a soft fine luxury fiber that is excellent for spinning and all your fiber arts.


Clear Spring Farm

Welch, MN

Tibetan Yak

Clear Spring Farm raises Tibetan Yak that produce luxurious fiber. The yaks will be onsite at Shepherd’s Harvest  on SATURDAY, MAY 7th ONLY.  Come and visit these beautiful creatures near the entrance to the goat/sheep barn.


Davenport Farm

Isanti, MN


See our 4 year old solid black Icelandic ram. He is for sale so let us know if interested in purchasing!


Diamond D Sheep

Cokato, Mn

Icelandic & Shetland sheep

Icelandic sheep are one of the hardy Northern-European breeds known for fiber, meat and milk.  Their dual-coat serves multi-purposes for next-to-the-skin wear and warm and strong outerwear.

Shetland sheep are a smaller breed of Northern-European sheep that have fleeces of many colors and patterns. Their fiber can go from very fine to coarser for outerwear in the northern climates. Smart and friendly little sheep.


Froehlich (formerly EK Sheep)

Grasston, MN

Lincoln Long wool

Lincolns originated Lincolnshire, England in the 1700’s .  Lincolns were first brought to the United States in 1825.

Lincolns are know for their gentle demeanor and unique, quality wool.  Lincolns have been proven to be a most valuable breed in the history of sheep genetics.

Lincolns produce a heavy fleece that has a long staple length ranging from 8 to 15 inches a year.  Our animals are sheared twice a year.


Gone Astray Farm

North Branch, MN

Icelandic and Icelandic crosses

Raising Icelandic sheep and crosses in a variety of colors for spinning and felting.  I will have raw fleeces, sheepskins, yarn, and some finished items. I will also have balms and lotion bars made from tallow.


Hopeful Hills Ranch Alpacas

Glenwood, MN

Huacaya alpacas

Alpaca fiber and products will be available for sale in the barn.  Meet our alpacas!


Kurth Valley Fiber Mill

Whitehall, WI


Cormo, CVM, Llamas

Kurth Valley Fiber Mill is a mini mill in Western Wisconsin. Lindsay’s passion for fiber began as a kid from a 4H llama project. Since then, she’s raised and shown llamas and most currently a growing flock of Cormo and CVM sheep. She is also breeding English Angora rabbits. She processes her own fibers as time allows, but has custom processed roving, yarn, rug yarn, woven rugs, and sock yarn for customers all over the country for the past 6 years.


Nordic Horn

St. Croix Falls, WI

Cashmere Goats

Nordic Horn raises purebred cashmere goats and specializes in the rare apricot fiber. Located a little over an hour’s drive from the Twin Cities, Nordic Horn is the largest breeder of cashmere goats in the upper midwest. The goats have ancestors dating back to 1985, when prized imports came to the U.S. for tens of thousands of dollars. Each cashmere goat is hand-brushed to collect the valued cashmere fiber. Examples of fiber colors in raw and finished products as well as live goats will be on display.


Prairie Willows Farm

Center City, MN

Gotland Sheep & Finnsheeep

We raise Registered Gotland and Finnsheep on our small farm in East Central Minnesota. Our flock provides quality naturally colored fiber for spinning, weaving, and felting. Fleece, roving, batting, and locks will be available for sale in the barn.  We will be on hand to answer questions about raising these wonderful sheep.


Serenity Grange Heritage Breeds

Becker, MN

Jacob Sheep

Jacob Sheep are a wonderful Heritage Breed to add to your farm for wool and meat.  Wonderful fiber for knitting and craft making. We can’t forget about their awesome horns! Come and meet us in the barn!


The Berryhill Farm



Leicester Longwool & Wensleydale

At The Berryhill Farm we raise two wonderful Longwool breeds – Leicester Longwools and Wendleydales. Both of these breeds were originally developed in the UK and both have lustrous, curly wool that is great for fiber artists. Both of these breeds are rare breeds, where numbers worldwide limit the diversity of bloodlines available. We sell breeding stock, butcher lambs, tanned pelts, raw fiber, washed locks, roving, and a limited supply of mill spun yarn, all raised here in MN.


Windmill Hill Merinos

St. Charles, MN


We raise a spinning flock of colored and white Merino sheep in the bluff country in southeastern MN. Merinos are known for their fine fiber with next to skin softness. Our sheep are bred for fiber fineness and length in addition to their variety of beautiful colors. Renee hand processes the fleeces and spins the fleeces into yarn. She then knits the soft, handmade yarn into a variety of warm garments to be worn next to the skin.