Wing and a Prayer Farm is a happy place to live and grow.  On our 20 acre Fiber Farm in Southern Vermont, we raise and care for a variety of poultry, Registered Shetland, Cormo, Cotswold, Wensleydale & Merino sheep, Registered Angora Goats, Alpacas, an American Guinea Hog named Princess Peppermint, mini donkeys, horses and a Shetland pony, and honeybees.  Our farm, in the Green Mountain State, is a beautiful pastoral homestead where the children have grown up barefoot and the pups can run around without a leash.

We are grateful to be able to farm in Vermont and enjoy all that this part of the world has to offer.  Preserving the farming history in New England & the beautiful mix of fields, forests & mountains is important to us in addition to supporting healthy, nutritious, organically & naturally grown and raised food & fiber.

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35 responses to “Welcome


    • You’re welcome, Debbie. Glad you’re enjoying your Shetland Yarn from our sheep! Super to meet you, also. See you if you’re ever in Vermont!

  2. just put the cider apparatus away…!
    that was a great run!
    can you call me about my pear glut…I have tons & I am considering canning some& freezing the rest..got any tips?..If I was hoping to make into pies later, would 4 cup portions be appropriate?
    I also have a gallon of pear juice to poach in..great day to cook!.christy

    ps :would you like to sample a slightly later (sweeter) batch of cider for our barter deal..
    I’d like to trade you ten 1/2 gallons@40.00total
    more if you’d like (cash value $4 each)
    reply when you can…
    back to the pears!
    christy 442 8694

    • Hi Christy – I will call you – your pears make amazing pies!
      yes to all cider-deals!
      -Was going to put your estimate together today.

  3. Tammy, Thank you so much for taking time out of your busy schedule to show us how to make the pin cushions. I would have gladly spent the day felting and chatting with you and Mel.

    • You’re welcome, Sue. I’m so happy we had that little special time together with Casey & Mel. Anytime you’re in town, let’s see if we can get you to the farm!

  4. Hi Tammy,
    Many thanks for your generosity today with your time and delicious food! Entertaining our extended family of 9 was no small task! You exude such a love for what you do that one cannot help but be inspired. Hoping to see you and the new “babies” in May/June.

    Manuel Family (Joe, Hope, Katie & Matt)

    • Thank you for the note, Hope! It was such an honor & pleasure to have you all here, felt like a celebration! Yes, let’s make sure you get here to see babies in the late spring/summer!

  5. I have been following your farm on IG and subscribe to your blog and really enjoy seeing all that you do. I am looking forward to coming to visit and participating in one of your events. Do you have a calendar of events set up? I know you are having the poems and pie this Friday but wondering what else is planned that I can come to since I don’t think I can get there this Friday. (I’m 4 hours away!)

    • Hi Pat: Thanks so much for the follow, for the support. I would love to have visitors from as far away as you come from, understandably you need a heads’ up! I know there are a couple of pottery workshops on the schedule that are being offered by Kristen Blaker (www.kristenbstudios.com) for the summer/September. I am planning some down time for July & August for my own offerings so that I can do more with my family, even if I am hosting events that someone else is organizing. For the fall I have a wool workshop being planned that will be a 3.5 day event. I am still putting the dots on i’s and crosses on t’s before I announce it – the week of September 20, 21, 22 & 23. I will have housing for people to sleep over and we will be learning to spin and make hooked rugs. I will post asap. I am also in the process of a newsletter as well as a calendar.
      Have a wonderful day!!

  6. Hi, My wife and I met you at the Vermont Sheep and Wool Festival last year. We were on our honeymoon. We bought all of your thrumming (?) mittens and loved them. I’m new to your website but don’t see where to buy any of your products. Am I missing something? Still dreaming of Vermont.


    • I remember you, Charles! You had the unfortunate awning-drip to start off the sheep & wool festival, as I recollect. Glad you have fond memories! It was such fun meeting you both(I’ve forgotten your wife’s name? My apologies!)
      I do not have mittens in the shop right now but if you would like to email me at jtwhite5@me.com, we can have a conversation about ordering some if you’d like. I’m presently washing the mohair that is the soft thrumming inside! I’m dreaming of the insides of my eyelids when I finish! And, Vermont. Thanks so much for the note. Hope this season is finding you well.

    • Hi Kathie: Thank you for the email – just checking in -will follow up soon(was wondering if your email was in response to a prompt from our website as to join as a follower? A confirmation?) Be in touch soon!

  7. I love all of your posted! I would love to come visit someday! Keep up living the dream! Valerie Cafariella

  8. I bought some merino/alpaca from you at Squam and just cast on a cardigan with it. The yarn is deliciously soft and is knitting up into a rustic, springy fiber. I can’t wait to wear it, and in the meantime, I’m loving the experience of knitting with the yarn! Such a joy made even better by knowing the contributors’ names!

    • Thank you for the kind note, Robin! I’m so excited ! I am eager to hear how you enjoy the yarn as a cardigan – ooooh! It’s going to be so lovely! Thank you for the feedback and enjoy your knitting 🙂

  9. I saw a You Tube presentation of your farm and found it delightful. Am wondering if the white dog was a Kuvasz or a Maremma or something else. It looks like our Kuvasz who only guards our socks.

    • Dear Kathy:
      Thank you for your lovely note. Joan is a Maremma and at the time of the filming, she was about 6 months old. She’s now 8 months old and is almost twice the size! She guards are sheep and is with them all night, mostly during the day, also, though sometimes she joins me on my rounds and plays with our other dogs. She’s a great guard dog! I think that’s hilarious about your Kuvasz guarding your socks!!! Joan, as a puppy, certainly likes her fair share of chew-toys(shoes & socks included!)

  10. We are looking for a Shetland ram to breed with our ewes on Martha’s Vineyard . Wondering if you have any young boys?

    • Dear Eleanor: If you could email me at hello@wingandaprayerfarm.com, we can further discuss. I have a beautiful Shetland ram, we call him Phergus-with-a-P because he looks exactly like his dad, Fergus. He’s SO handsome and he’s registerable, as well. Hope to hear from you! Martha’s Vineyard is surely a beautiful place to farm!

  11. I just watched your segment on Knit Stars 2.0 and just love your farm and all you furry and wooly friends. I bought your sock dying kit in the Madder color and am excited to dye some yarn for the first time. You have taken all the fear out of the process:) A have a quick question…The yarn says 90% wool…do you know which sheep you made the yarn from? I would love to know his name and look for him in the video:) I love how you call them sweetheart..the one little guy nodded to hello to you as well…too cute!

    • Awww, thank you Rosemary! I do love them so much! And the Vermont Sock Yarn is made with Melody, Martha & Babe’s fleeces – they are the Polled Dorset sheep and I don’t recollect if I introduced them in the video or not – even still, they would be in the background!! They’re big wooly wonders!!!

      Be well!

    • Thank you so much, Gaynor, for mentioning the article! I really appreciate your support! I enjoyed having Judith Schwartz, a local friend, here on the farm and answering her questions! She is a great writer and a very thorough reporter. I’m so happy that the local-wool movement is becoming more mainstream!


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