Rock Mills Farm, owned by Mary Henze, has a goal of raising heritage breed sheep and goats while improving the health of the soil.
Our registered herd of purebred Spanish goats is making great progress restoring our hilly pastures.
We have expanded our flock of pure Shetland sheep, a small but hardy primitive breed with beautiful wool of many different colors.
This Fall we hope to breed our 18-month-old Gulf Coast Native ewes, Bea and Cora, to help expand and preserve this critical conservation breed that is native to the hot and humid southeast U.S.
Mary and friends will have a hands-on display of different fleece, fiber, and yarn and will be preparing fiber and spinning all day on both days.
Kids of all ages are welcome to come learn about wool, blend colorful fibers, and try spinning on a wheel or spindle.
Hand processed wool for spinners and handspun yarn will be available for sale.
150 Henze Lane / Rock Mills, VA 22716
NOTE: There is a challenging, steep, mile-long gravel road leading to Happy Henz Farm.
Kid friendly? Yes.
Pet friendly? No (Livestock and Livestock guardian dogs on-site)
Handicap Accessible? No