Helder~Herdwyck Farm, home of The Wren's Nest, will hold it's debut this year at the NYS Sheep and Wool Festival on October 19 and 20th, 2013 at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck, NY. Come join us in Building 22D, booths 13 & 14 and see our all new natural colored 3-ply yarns. This yarn is found ONLY at Helder~Herdwyck Farm, custom spun from the rare Herdwick sheep now found in the US on only two farms, ours and the original in Oregon. Learn more about our farm, agricultural practices, products and these wonderful and very unique sheep!
Erin Bradt, 6th+ generation farmer, is co-owner with husband Ray and manager here at Helder~Herdwyck Farm. Located in the Helderberg Mountains of upstate New York, Erin also owned and managed The Wren's Nest, a fiber arts supply business she opened in 2002. Selling a variety of fiber arts equipment and supplies, it is being phased into the Farm business. Erin teaches frame loom weaving and punch-needle rug making, as well as spinning. A 2013 graduate of Holistic Management International's Beginning Women Farmers class and 2014 Annie's Project class, Erin oversees the holistic management and sustainable practices of her family farm. Her fondest endeavor is continuing the introduction of Herdwick sheep to the America's. A valuable breed to the future of agriculture.