I am one of those crazy sheep people and
I love sharing my passion of everything sheep and wool with others!
I teach other farmers who want to embrace the shepherding lifestyle.
I support them in their journey living with sheep, so that they have the information they need when problems and questions arise.
I leave them feeling confident and empowered to make informed decisions.
Sheep entered my life during a midlife crisis moment.
It was one of those times when I realized that I'd lived half my life already yet there was much left to do.
It was a moment of wanting to live fully and to reach my end with no regrets.
It was a moment of wanting to fully grasp the agricultural life that surrounded me on my Vermont homestead.
If you were to ask my friends & family to choose one word to describe my passion... they would say TEACHER.
Teaching Through SHEPHERDING
Through my blog, as well as journals & magazines, I have written extensively about animal husbandry and fiber related topics. My readership has grown through the years with a loyal following. My blog, Living with Gotlands, brings approximately 35,000 visitors from around the globe annually. I have
written articles for Spin Off magazine and The Shepherd magazine.
I am so excited to now offer online courses to farmers who are getting started with sheep & to
established shepherds wanting to learn more about marketing & adding value to their farm.
Teaching Through FIBER ARTS
For the past 15 years, I have taught fiber art on our farm to families and individuals yearning to get their hands on wool. I have worked with knitwear designers wanting to understand where wool comes from, and have had the joy of launching some special people into the world of felt garments & fashion design.
"This is the best course regarding sheep. It has taught me everything I needed to know. Kim is the very best shepherd and an expert in raising sheep."
"I just wanted to let you know how much you have helped me with answering my questions and the amazing blog posts you write. You can eloquently explain things and they seem to come at the right time."