Hidden Valley Farm & Woolen Mill

Quality Sheep and Wool Products by a Family Farmer in Valders, Wisconsin, USA

Sustainable and Ethical Farming Practice
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Hidden Valley Farm & Woolen Mill is a family owned Woolen Mill in eastern central Wisconsin.

Sheep Farm and Woolen Mill in Valders, Wisconsin

We have been specializing in custom fiber processing since 1997. Our forte` is unique and beautifully blended rovings, with many stunning, one-of-a-kind colors, perfect for spinning and felting. We also offer custom carding services, quilts and bats, yarns, raw wool, sheepskins, and sheep.

We live on farm where Paul grew up. In 1986 my interest in spinning led us to acquiring "generic" sheep.

After evaluating the many different sheep breeds, we settled on the registered Coopworth sheep, native to New Zealand, because they produce a quality  wool and are a meat producing animal.

From right, Paul, Carol, and their son Matt

We had been direct marketing our wool yarn, batts and roving at the Farmer's Market for several years when we expressed an interest in acquiring a carding machine from Dale & Kay Kaufman of Valders, WI.

I had been teaching high school German at Notre Dame Academy in Green Bay, WI. and growing produce for the Farmer's Market during the summer when the 8-ton, 1923 Davis & Furber single breaker carding machine came home to roost in 1997.

Shop above our woolen mill

Paul set about building the woolen mill that houses the carding machine and store front on the first floor, with classroom space and additional shop items on the second floor. The shop is an old barn recycled into a spinner's dream.