Shepherd’s Hey Farm
Lee Langstaff has been working with wool for nearly 40 years, starting out as a knitter and handspinner. Since 1998 she has managed Shepherd’s Hey Farm’s flock of mixed breed sheep to 1) produce high quality and versatile wool in a full range of natural colors; 2) to produce healthy and delicious custom butchered meat, 3) showcase the versatility of sheep and wool products, 4) embrace responsible agricultural practices, including the highest standards of animal welfare and environmental conservation and stewardship; and 5) increase awareness of and support for the benefits of local agriculture generally and sheep and wool specifically. Lee is a level II certified wool classer, co-chair of the Fleece Show & Sale at the MD Sheep & Wool Festival, and former President of the MD Sheep Breeders Association (2016-2020) and President of the Montgomery Countryside Alliance. She has taught workshops on coating sheep to optimize fleece quality; fleece evaluation; how to prepare fleeces for sale, and how to prepare sheepskins for tanning. She has also judged fleece competitions. She dabbles in natural dyeing from locally harvested dye sources. Shepherd’s Hey Farm offers selected sheep for sale to other flocks for breeding and/or fiber production. Shepherd’s Hey offers a variety of fiber products including raw and washed fleece, batting, roving, and yarn.