MADELINE ROSENBERG, SHEPHERDESS
Madeline Rosenberg has been raising wool sheep for ten years. She practices traditional methods of blade shearing, fiber processing, and handspinning. 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 weekly fiber-related podcast, Madeline is a mentor for the Kentucky Sheep and Goat Development Small Ruminant for Profit School. She teaches workshops at conferences and festivals throughout the Midwest. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Kentucky Sheep and Wool Producers and is the state representative to the American Sheep Industry.
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 Farm is a member of the Organic Association of Kentucky
- Madeline teaches educational workshops at KY Farm Festival, KY Green Living Festival, Eastern KY Farmer's Conference, and Kentucky Sheep and Fiber Festival and has presented at Indiana University Southeast. She served as the Fiberworks Artist Co-ordinator at Americana Community Center in Louisville, KY.
- Ballyhoo fleeces and yarns have found homes across the globe; we look forward to visiting a festival near you!