Humbug Farm
Holly Springs, NC 27540

Kate Shirley, Shepherd
Ph. (919) 557-0471       email: Kate@humbugfarm.com

Humbug Farm was established in 1993.  The name is a play on sheep (as in baaaa humbug!).  Since its beginning the farm has grown in both livestock and acreage.

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 and Saanen dairy goats for milk.  I've fallen in love with cheesemaking.  Currently, I am experimenting with flavored chevre.  I do make some savory flavors, but I'm having fun expanding my line of fruit flavored chevre.  It's great used on sandwiches in place of mayonnaise.

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.
What's New for 2015
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.
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!

Thank you to all my customers who support
Humbug Farm & Mooning Goat Dairy

If you'd like to purchase soap, yarn, or blankets you can pick up from the farm by making an appointment (weekends only).

You can also schedule a pick up at any event that I'm going to.

If you are not local, I ship soap, yarn and blankets. 
Email me for details.

Carolina Fiber Fest
Friday & Saturday, April 10 & 11              10 am to 5 pm
505 N 7th St, Sanford, NC 27330
(From US1, take exit 148 Colon Rd., turn left, go 1.1 miles, road changes to N 7th St.  GO PAST the Lions Club Fairgrounds and turn right at the light onto East Weatherspoon, take the next right and then turn right into the spacious parking lot.)

I'll be located in the chain link fenced in area under an open air roof. 
This is to the left of the buildings when you face the buildings with the parking lot behind you.