A Patch of Heaven

Allen Hoyle grew up on a dairy farm and coached winning 4-H Dairy Bowl teams when his daughters were high school students, but in 1993, he bought 9 male sheep for wool production, leading him down a whole new path of farming.
 
For some time, he sold wool to nuns for spinning into yarn, but the cost for shearing was expensive and led him to research sheep raised for meat instead. He sold the wool producers to a neighbor and purchased 52 Katahdin Hair Sheep to start his flock.
 

Katahdin sheep don’t require shearing and produce excellent meat. Allen sells 125-150 live sheep each year in addition to the meat he sells at the market and directly from his farm. 

 
At the market, you’ll find Allen with his granddaughter Madison, who helps out day to day at the farm. He also maintains a small herd of cows to provide beef for his customers and raises chickens for farm fresh eggs.
 
Find them on Facebook at A Patch of Heaven or by calling Allen at (704) 300-6240.
 

About The Author