Rock Mills Farm

Rock Mills Farm, owned by Mary Henze, raises heritage breed sheep for wool and breeding stock and keeps some goats to help expand our pastures.

Our flock of hardy pure Shetland sheep has grown to over 20 and has all the wool colors that this primitive breed is famous for.

We are now very focused on expanding our Gulf Coast flock to help preserve this critical conservation breed that is native to the southeast U.S. and highly parasite resistant. With six breeding ewes (and two ewe lambs this year!) we already have the largest registered Gulf Coast flock in the mid-Atlantic.

This Spring we added three American Karakul ewes to the mix, a threatened conservation breed with ancient roots in the mid-east. For visitor convenience, and because we are neighbors, Rock Mills Farm will be at the Happy Henz location.

Mary and friends will be preparing fiber and spinning all day on both days.

Kids of all ages are welcome tocome learn about wool, blend colorful fibers, and try spinning on a wheel or spindle.

Hand processed wool for spinners, hand spun yarn, and hand knit items (all from our sheep) will be available for sale and at www.etsy.com/shop/rockmillsfarm

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? No

Wifi? Yes

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