Rock Mills Farm

Rock Mills Farm, owned by Mary Henze, is a two-year old farm with 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.

For visitor convenience, and because we are neighbors, Rock Mills Farm will be at the Happy Henz location.

Directions:

150 Henze Lane / Rock Mills, VA 22716

NOTE: There is a challenging, steep, mile-long gravel road leading to Happy Henz Farm.

  • From Little Washington take Lee Hwy (U.S.-211) west toward Sperryville
  • Left on Rock Mills Rd. The road narrows down toward the river.
  • Turn right on Whorton Hollow and cross the bridge.
  • Take the first left on Henze Ln.
  • Stay left on Henze Ln. at all forks.
  • Happy Henz Farm is at the end of the road.

NOTES:

Kid friendly? Yes.

Pet friendly? No (Livestock and Livestock guardian dogs on-site)

Handicap Accessible? No

Restrooms? Yes

Wifi? Yes