About Shepherds Bay
Welcome to Shepherd’s Bay, home to a diverse flock of fiber-bearing animals nurtured and raised to provide wool for hand-spinners, weavers and crafters.
Our Shetland and Shetland/Icelandic crossbred sheep produce fine, soft fleeces ranging in color from white to black, with myriad shades of cream, fawn, brown, and gray in between. Known for its luster, strength and warmth, this premium quality wool is perfect for hand-spinning and makes an ideal knitting yarn.
In addition to the sheep, we cultivate/support/enable a motley assortment of llamas, alpacas, angora rabbits and various other hangers-on. The resident shepherdess has recently completed a memoir titled Keeping Watch, which features many members of our flock, including a blind lamb, a lovesick llama, an uncommonly ugly dog, and a wandering rabbit. The book is available for purchase here or from the publisher at Minnesota Historical Society Press and other booksellers’ sites.