Welcome to Heathered Ridge Farm located in the rolling hills of Northeast Iowa. Our 3rd generation family farm consists of Lowell and Rita along with their three kids Grant, Anna and Maya. We have a fiber flock of sheep and angora goats, as well as a small herd of White Park cattle, raised on rotationally grazed pastures. Our flock is made up of primarily Shetland/ Blue Face Leicester ewes that we cross with a Texel ram. With this cross, the ewes are great mothers, a little smaller and still have wonderful fleeces! We also have a few pure bred Shetlands and Blue Face Leicesters.
A variety of products are offered for sale; from raw fleeces to hand spun yarn, hand dyed wool to blankets and dog beds, young breeding stock to lamb meat, and knitted apparel to hand made soaps. In 2008 a 30' X 96' high tunnel (greenhouse) was constructed and later expanded to 30' X 172' in 2010 so we could extend the growing season for our organic vegetable garden. Rita will soon have a straw bale studio for her shop. This will be uniquely special place for her to spin wool and mohair, weave, felt and teach classes. Come back and watch the progress on the construction of the straw bale studio and enjoy life on the farm as we go from lambing season to winter in Iowa.