Shepherdwoods Farm was begun in 1996, when Alan, Chris and son, Tim moved to Marseilles, Illinois. The initial reason was to get Tim out of the previous school system so infested with gangs and drugs. Also to live in the country, raise sheep for the wool and as breeding stock. Chris is a hand spinner and weaver.
We currently have a flock of 16 Shetland sheep, all ewes, no rams are kept on the farm. Shetland wool can be found in 11 whole main colors – Black, Shaela (dark steely gray), Emsket (medium bluish gray), Gray, Light Gray, White, Fawn, Mioget (Golden Brown), Musket (Grayed Brown), Moorit (Reddish Brown) and Dark Brown.
We have Shetlands with Black, Gray, Light Gray, White, Fawn, Mioget, Musket, Moorit, and Dark Brown wool.
We hope you enjoy your visit to these pages. For a real treat come visit us at the Shop on the farm. We are open Tuesday – Saturday, usually 12noon – 6pm. But, call first as doctor appointments and meetings at church may change our schedule. 815-496-2628 or 815-200-5582.