About Us

Jim keeps one ear "open" so he'll be sure to hear the Head Shepherd's instructions.

Jim keeps one ear "open" so he'll be sure to hear the Head Shepherd's instructions.

Jim, a self-taught woodturner, crafts beautiful tools for fiber enthusiasts. His work is internationally known for its elegant design as well as its function. In addition to numerous spindle forms, Jim turns niddy noddies, nostepindes, wpi gauges and orifice hooks. His own interest in kumi himo has led him to making extraordinary maru dai, too. All of Jim’s tools are one of kind pieces. When he isn’t in his woodshop, moving sheep or hauling hay, he enjoys studying Tai Chi and sailing.

There's always one hen that loves to be cuddled.

There's always one hen that loves to be cuddled.


Pam is an incurable fiberholic, spending as much time as possible in the fiber studio and shop where she is continually concocting lovely yarns and rovings. Her particular fondness for longwool fiber led to the start of the Coopworth flock in 1994 and she had soon added “shepherd” to her resume. Under her watchful eye, the flock has earned a reputation for both fine quality fiber and easy care, productive breeding stock.

Grand Dam Patch accepts a scratch behind the ear

Grand Dam Patch accepts a scratch behind the ear

Jim loves the Vermonth cart -- it's so much quieter than the tractor!

Jim loves the Vermont cart -- it's so much quieter than the tractor!