About Kristen Judkins
Kristen moved to Vermont from New York City in May 2000. A lifelong knitter, she began spinning in 2006, and rapidly found herself longing to have a little flock of sheep and goats out grazing her pastures. The lure of home grown fleece was strong. She started her fiber farm in 2009, when she won an online contest created by Susan Gibbs of Juniper Moon Farm. She started out with 5 angora goats, who produce gorgeous mohair. First, a couple of rescued Shetland ewes joined the flock. Then she bought a registered breeding pair of Finnish Landrace sheep, or Finn sheep. There have been lots of twists and turns along the way, and a long learning curve. But, currently, in 2017, the farm is home to 19 purebred Finn sheep and 5 Finn/Shetland crosses, along with 2 dogs, and 2 cats.
The sheep are shorn twice a year, in the Spring and Fall, providing wonderful fleeces that are then skirted, brought to a processing mill here in Vermont, and turned into gorgeous roving for handspinners and yarn for knitters, crocheters and other fiber artists. Finn sheep come in many natural colors and have beautiful sheen, crimp and softness. They produce truly luxurious, one of a kind yarns and rovings.