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Spinning at Locust Grove Gardener’s Fair. Photo courtesy of WAVE3 News.

Spinning at Locust Grove Gardener’s Fair. Photo courtesy of WAVE3 News.

  • Ballyhoo has been featured on WDRB in the Morning, WHAS-11 Great Day Live, WAVE 3, and the Holistic Management Inc. blog

  • Grand Champion fleece at the Hoosier Hills Fiber Festival 2015, 2016

  • Grand Champion Wool Ewe and Ram, Kentucky State Fair 2018

  • Madeline has taught at KY Farm Festival, KY Green Living Festival, Eastern KY Farmer's Conference, Kentucky Sheep and Fiber Festival, and Indiana University Southeast.

I adopted a sheep yesterday, as a Christmas present to myself. Not one I keep here, but through the Virtual Shepherding that’s offered at Ballyhoo Fiber Emporium. I’ve done things like Heifer International before, but this one is local to me. in about 40 minutes, I can be pulling up to the farm to hang out with this little guy. When he’s shorn, I get a pound of yarn made from his fleece. I’ll get updates, pictures, and videos periodically. But mostly I’m excited about the snuggles. If you’re looking for a holiday gift for the person who has everything...consider adopting. Even if they’re not a crafty knitter or crocheter, they can gift the fleece/roving/yarn back to someone who is, or even donate it back to the farm so they can keep doing what they’re doing.She also has lots of yarn and goodies, if you’re into that sort of thing. And a podcast. And classes. And hosts field trips. And still somehow manages to find time to knit with me on occasion.
— M. Clegg

Madeline wrote for the Female Farm Project in April 2019. Her essay, “Juxtaposed”, can be accessed here.

Madeline of Ballyhoo Fiber Emporium did a great job of asking me some questions that made me come out of my otherwise reserved shell. If you’re interested in natural dyeing, fiber sourcing, sustainable dyeing and much more, listen in for a bit.
— S. Billig, Fairytale Wool February 6, 2018

"I would like to compliment Madeline on her awesome presentation on Psalm23 and her knowledge as a shepherdess. We laughed, we cried, and learned from the knowledge she shared. I know Madeline has many talents and her ability to teach and share with others is one of them. Thanks for the time you took to educate us on all things sheep and on Psalm 23."

I was touched yesterday attending a small Bible Study where Madeline shared her experience as a shepherd in correlation with the 23rd Psalm. Her knowledge of the Bible combined with her knowledge of sheep awakened thoughts I never even knew I had. If you’re looking for a speaker, do request Madeline for an interesting and inspiring class.