Welcome
Humbug Farm
Creek Bridge Rd - Benson, NC 27504

Kate Shirley, Shepherd
     email: Kate@humbugfarm.com

Humbug Farm was established in 1993.  The name is a play on sheep (as in baaaa humbug!). 

Humbug Farm raises Border Leicester sheep for show and sale.  Of course, by-products such as wool, lamb, and finished goods from their renewable fleeces are also available.

Humbug Farm also raises Nubian dairy goats for milk and companion animals. 

Farming on a small scale (less than 50 acres) is far from an exact science.  Seasons, weather, current sales, breeding time and coyotes all cause product availability to change from week to week.
Upcoming Festivals 2018
My farm is a working farm and not open to the public for tours.  If a customer makes an appointment to come by to pick up their purchase of soap, wool, etc. of course you are welcome to stop and see the livestock.

Awesome goat milk soap and wool products can be ordered via my website and shipped to you or you can stop by my booth at any festival listed below.
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Here I am pictured with a young lamb.  It all started with sheep.  I love them!   

Sheep are why my farm is named "Humbug Farm"....as in baa Humbug!

Later on, I added horses, briefly had cows, and then fell in love with dairy goats.  Those rascals are fun to watch and handle.  Their milk is quite tasty, too!




You are welcome to pre-order your items for pick up at the festival or just show up and shop at your leisure.
Carolina Fiber Festival
Kerr Scott Building, NC State Fairgrounds
March 23-24, 2018
Hours Friday:  10 am to 7 pm
Hours Saturday:  9 am to 6 pm
Booth 39
I will be selling goat milk soap, wool batts, wool yarn, wool filled quilts
and miscellaneous yarn from my stash.
Big News!:  Humbug Farm has moved from Holly Springs to a bigger farm in Benson, NC!
This process was quite an adventure!  I sold my Holly Springs farm in mid-May, then lived in a hotel until July 26.  I had critters boarded in several different cities which meant I had to rely on caretakers during the week and I'd check on them on the weekends.  Very stressful.  As a result, a few of my young bucks did not grow as quickly as they normally would have.  They are in great health and are doing some catch up growing now.  They are for sale at drastically reduced prices to reflect the fact that they are a few months behind in their growth rate. 

Now is a good time to get good genetics at good prices!