Windswept Hill Farm & Studio

About the Farm

 Visitors of all ages are welcome at this family farm, remodeled with salvaged materials into an inspirational place for living, learning, and creating. Our sheep live our landmark MondriBarn, home to a friendly flock of Bluefaced Leicester sheep and a few uncooperative Shetlands. Meet the horses, foraging chickens, and pet Koi. Stroll the grounds, play a yard game, pick up a peck of locally grown apples from Brand Farms, or relax in the tent while you make a wool angel to take home as a gift.  The MondriBarn Store features roving, yarn, handcrafts & gifts, including outdoor furniture and other items crafted from repurposed redwood. 


On Saturday we are honored to welcome Basketweaver and Multidisciplinary Artist, Martha Bird. She will weave a willow basket throughout the day and answer questions, as well as have a display of various natural fibers that can be used in basketry. 


For guests with limited mobility we offer valet parking and an ADA-accessible restroom. 

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Products:    

Roving; yarns in natural color and brilliant, color-fast dyes in partnership with Ewetopia Mill, LaFarge, WI; dryer balls; felting sampler packs; cozy socks; finished fiber handcrafts; outdoor furniture in heartwood redwood; limited raw fleece from Saturday shearing; visiting farms offer additional fiber and special farm and gift products from Fluegel’s Farm, Garden & Pet; shop the barn “garage sale” for new and useable equipment.  


Events: 

Sheep shearing demonstration Sat. 10 a.m.; 


Skyview Ranch Petting Zoo 10-Noon Sat.; 


Natural Horse Hoof Trimming with Kellie Soronen Sunday 10 a.m.;


Remodeling an Old Farm Walk-Around Tour Sat. 1 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m.; 


Couture garments created by Tim and Thom Navarro (TIM+THOM) from farm-raised fiber woven by Tracy Krumm of Textile Center on display all weekend. 

  

Activities: 

The traditional make-and-take Wool Angel station will be open as a voluntary fundraiser for the Masonic Cancer Center at the University of Minnesota. Over $3,000 has been gifted since the founding of North Star Farm Tour in 2017; Brick will sit for read-to-me sessions with children to promote the Little Free Library at the bottom of the driveway each day at noon and 3 p.m.; children are welcome to play on the playground equipment and lawn games with supervision.


Demonstrations: 

Three-dimensional needle-felting from artist Barb Franke of Franke Fiber Friends; hands-on wool processing and dyeing with Alison Cromie, fiber artist and author of the online Fleece and Fiber Guide; Marion Quanbeck Dahlberg displays the intricate Nordic designs of Small Dog Weaving Mill from Cumberland, WI. 


Food: Uncle B’s Last Chance BBQ Shack food truck from Faribault visits all day Saturday; Cousin Cameron’s Sinful Apple Crisp is back by popular demand; Brand’s Apple Cider Donuts; fresh apples with caramel dip; coffee & cold beverages. 


Enter to Win:

Overnight at the House Next Door with Farm Dinner & Continental Breakfast