Kind Horn Farm. Certified Organic Icelandic Sheep. Purebred, Registered Icelandic Breedstock.
Welcome to Kind Horn Farm, a certified organic Vermont Icelandic sheep farm. Our sustainable, organic methods of farming nourish the land and our animals. The Icelandic sheep are a medium sized breed of sheep, well known for being a triple purpose sheep: they are recognized world wide for gourmet lamb, lustrous and versatile wool, and amazingly rich milk for dairy and cheese making.
Kind Horn Farm specializes in certified organic Icelandic sheep for sale for registered breeding stock, fiber, and grass fed lamb. We were the first farm in the US to acquire certified organic status with an Icelandic sheep flock. Our farm has the largest certified organic flock of Icelandics in the United States and Canada. Kind Horn Farm is the only Icelandic sheep farm in the United States raising a flock that is both CERTIFIED ORGANIC AND REGISTERED with the Canadian Livestock Records Association. We offer certified organic breedstock, certified organic fiber, and certified organic grass-fed lamb. We are located in South Duxbury, Vermont, in the heart of New England.
We strive to be one of the premier breeders of Icelandic sheep in the United States and Canada. Kind Horn Farm is actively breeding the "super sires" from Iceland using artificial insemination and our flock offers super diverse genetics and high percentages of AI lines in our pedigrees. This translates to top quality animals for breeding stock with excellent meat scores, above average fertility, superb milking qualities in the ewes, and, of course, amazing fleeces. We are enrolled in the United States Scrapie Program, Export Status, which allows us to export both ewes and rams to Canada. Our flock is very healthy, with no history of foot rot, OPP, Johnes, CL, etc.
We are passionate about our Icelandic Sheep and about raising them organically. Our farm works in harmony with nature.
April 8, 2014: Lambing has begun. A very successful AI year with 8 takes from 6 different super-sires from Iceland. 5 Farm-Bred Rams also used. Lambs from 11 different sires in the spring. View lambs here: Ram Lambs 2014 and Ewe Lambs 2014.
All 2013 Breeding Stock is sold. Please contact us for 2014 stock for sale. Now taking reservations for spring lambs. We will have a selection of yearling ewes and mature ewes available, also.
We now have Icelandic wool rugs, horns and pelts available!!
TESTIMONIALS — what others have to say about Kind Horn Farm...
"As new and enthusiastic Icelandic sheep owners we are so grateful that part of our start up flock came from Kathy Boyden. We did a lot of research before we reached out to farms in search of our flock. Breeding lines, organic/natural flock management, and passion for the sheep were our top considerations. We contacted Kathy early in our search but discovered that her 2013 lambs were already sold to farms all over North America. We were disappointed but through our research and her recommendations we were able to build a strong, beautiful flock with great breeding lines. We met Kathy again at a fall Sheep Festival in Vermo nt and discovered that she still had two beautiful rams lambs available! We fell in love and were able to add one of them to our flock. But that is just the beginning of the story! When we picked up Arnica (our new ram) we began a relationship with Kathy that has helped us, as new Icelandic Sheep owners, not only survive our first year but really UNDERSTAND the needs and patterns of the sheep in a way that the sheep and we could flourish. Her patient passion for these sheep and true willingness to share from her experience shifted our own experience from frustration and sometimes being overwhelmed to one of confident, healthy and well being sheep... and us!Thank you, Kathy. Truly these words cannot really express our gratitude and the gifts that a person like Kathy offers to not only the world of Icelandic Sheep, but the world in general as she strives to be as committed, connected, and full of love for the entire circle of life through which she and her sheep walk every day."-Chris Berg and Cynthia WerthCelandine Farm, Boylston, MA