MADELINE ROSENBERG, SHEPHERDESS
Madeline fell into sheep while training Thoroughbreds in 2008. Her flock of primitive breeds includes Shetlands, Icelandics, a Balwen Welsh Mountain, Finn/Cormos, and some crosses. Madeline practices traditional methods of fiber processing, from blade shearing through a finished product. She spins everywhere she goes, and her yarn is carried in shops throughout Kentucky. Madeline studied sustainability and is an advocate for holistic farming, a message she shares through hands-on educational experiences both on and off the farm. In addition to hosting a fiber-related podcast, Madeline is a mentor for the Kentucky Sheep and Goat Development Small Ruminant for Profit School.
ZEKE, RESIDENT SHEEPDOG
Zeke is my co-worker. Without his talent and work ethic, I wouldn't be able to manage the flock on my own. Zeke is out of American lines on his mother's side and World Champion Irish lines on his father's. We do not currently trial, but he does important work here on the farm and is a beloved family member. Zeke stands at stud to approved females.
WE'RE PROUD TO BE HERE
- Ballyhoo has been featured on WHAS-11 Great Day Live and the Holistic Management Inc. blog
- Grand Champion fleece at the Hoosier Hills Fiber Festival 2015, 2016
- Ballyhoo handspun yarns are carried in local yarn shops and can be found at various fiber festivals throughout the Midwest
- Madeline teaches educational workshops at KY Farm Festival, KY Green Living Festival, and has presented at Indiana University Southeast. She served as the Fiberworks Artist Co-ordinator at Americana Community Center in Louisville, KY.
- Madeline serves on the Board of Directors for both the Kentucky Sheep and Goat Producers' Association and the Kentucky Sheep and Goat Development Office
- Ballyhoo fleeces and yarns have found homes across the globe; we look forward to visiting a festival near you!