We have several different critters here on the farm including; Sheep, Chickens, Ducks and soon we hope to be adding Geese and Pigs!

Shetland Sheep

Classified as 'Primitive' short tailed sheep, Shetland have remained unchanged as a breed since the Bronze Age (Thats 3,000 BCE!)

It is thanks to the Norse Vikings that this breed became so widespread, taking small flocks with them when they went exploring and leaving them to thrive where they were left.

Sheep Shearing Observation Class

Every year about Mother's Day Weekend we invite any and all people interested to come and observe our sheep being shorn. 

There is no charge for this though we do ask you please be calm & quiet as you observe.

Farm History


Farm Established as the Olde Ware Farm. Starting with Merino Sheep and transitioning through the years to cattle and produce.


Purchased by Private homeowners, the farm ceases to be a farm and becomes a residence.


Purchased and turned into a Bed & Breakfast


Cynefin Farm Established. Three generations of the family move in (no more B&B) and begin restoring the farm to its roots. We welcome our first flock of rescue sheep to the farm and start the restoration of the sheeps' health and the farms' life.

Zero Waste

We are also a zero waste farm, meaning throughout the processing of the wool nothing goes to waste. Come learn more about hand processing of wool with us to find out more.

And....That's not all!

Nature Sanctuary

Cynefin Farm VT is also a Nature sanctuary. The 18 acres of the farm provide homes not only to our; Sheep, Goats, Chickens and Ducks, but also a sanctuary to the local wildlife including; Bears, Wolves, Coyotes, Mountain Lions, Deer, Moose, Porcupine, Racoons, Skunks, Opossum, Squirrels, COUNTLESS Bird species, Amphibians and more!