Hollyhock Farm was born out of my love for animals, fiber, and learning more about homesteading. I am a city girl, but I moved to the country in northern Colorado as quickly as I could. I started knitting a few years ago and it quickly took over my life. I have always loved animals, so adding fiber sheep to the farm was an easy first step toward my homesteading dream! I hope to provide beautiful fleece and fiber products to handspinners, knitters, and all fiber enthusiasts as well as other products from the farm. I still have a lot to learn, so join me on my journey!
Hollyhock Farm got its name in two ways. It is true that we are surrounded by charming and beautiful hollyhock flowers, but there is a tribute hidden in the name as well. Holiday, better known as "Holi," was the first sheep on the farm. I had been planning to bring sheep home from a local shepherd in the summer of 2015, but I was waiting for them to be weaned. Then, the shepherd contacted me a few weeks earlier than I expected asking if I wanted to take a little bottle ewe lamb home as soon as possible! Her mother was refusing to feed her, so she needed a human to adopt her. Of course, I said YES! This tiny bottle lamb was named Holiday, "Holi" for short, because she was a such a special event! She is the sheep that made me a shepherd and has been our mascot ever since.