Two Dachshund Farm
Never enough fiber, lavender, or dachshunds!
In 2015 we decided to buy a farm to raise fiber animals and pursue our love of the fiber arts. We started with alpacas. Then we took in two llamas.
We added Angora goats soon thereafter when we saw some for sale that were destined to go to market if no one bought them.
We decided to add sheep to our farm in the spring of 2021. Our grandkids showed them at the NC State Fair that fall and again in the fall of 2022.
We also have non fiber animals that we picked up along the way. And, of course, we have the dachshunds (and a Walker Coon Hound that just took up residence).
We opened the farm to tours after Covid and became a Harvest Host destination in the winter of 2021. We have created a farm store to showcase our fiber and lavender products as well as products from local crafts people and artisans from our area and around the state. Book a tour now or text or email for more information.
Local Family Farm
We are Rodney and Anne Akers and we have always had a passion for the fiber arts it would seem. I remember watching my grandmother crochet and quilt. She made some beautiful quilts from recycled clothing.
I learned to knit as a child and to crochet in college. Additionally, I have tried quilting, needle and wet felting, rug hooking, counted cross stitch,, embroidery, and pottery. I am trying to learn to spin and weave and process my animals' fiber.
Rodney enjoys weaving, working with stain class, and basket making.
Both of us have an education passion and that passion plays a strong role in what we hope to offer visitors to our farm. We want to educate visitors about our animals, about the fiber process, and the beautiful fiber arts world. We want to educate visitors about our farm animals, both fiber and non-fiber. Just about all of our farm animals have a role to play on the farm and contribute to their upkeep in some fashion.
We have begun to grow lavender on the farm. We couldn't be more excited about all the ways we will be able to incorporate this beautiful plant into our fiber business. Stay tuned!