Rare Find Farm has been in operation since 1994 and has been a journey and a fulfillment in our family for 20 years.
Shetland Sheep have been Rare Find Farm's main feature since 2002. With many generations of sheep being born and raised on this farm, the "Ewe"nique characteristics found in Rare Find Farm's Shetland can be found across the state of NC with bloodlines now reaching many farms across the state. Rare Find Farm prides itself in unmatched wool quality from a family operated farm with superior animals.
We are located in the piedmont part of North Carolina, about 20 miles SW of Raleigh. Our farm is bordered by Progress Energy land and is mostly wooded and gently rolling. We are a family farm, we decided on Shetland Sheep because we wanted to use our land wisely, and ensure our grand children would have a chance to enjoy some of the marvelous memories their fathers had had growing up.
We decided on Shetland's not by chance. We had raised Shetland Sheepdogs (shelties) for many years, showing in all venues. When it came time for livestock the choice was simple. We purchased our first sheep in Fall of 2002, buying, the very best available. We have shown since 2003 and have many champions in our flock now. In 2007, we won the coveted Supreme Champion Ewe at the NC State Fair. These sheep are so personable, they are easy keepers, good mothers, and give us fabulous fiber. We have incorporated UK bloodlines, giving us exceptionally fine, crimpy fleeces. One of our white fleeces won Best White Fleece at the Mountain State Fair in 2008.