Quiet
Acres
Farm
Located in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley.

    Grottoes, VA

Quiet
Acres
Farm
Located in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley.

    Grottoes, VA

About Us

Welcome to our website...

Quiet Acres is a small sheep farm in the heart of Virginia's Shenandoah Valley in Augusta County near the town of Staunton. It is a dream come true for us to raise our sheep in this idyllic setting.

We purchased the farm as raw cropland in 2007 with the goal of building our forever home. In 2008, construction of our house began, incorporating passive solar and geothermal heating and cooling in the design.

Early in 2009 we put in permanent pasture in cooperation with the Department of Soil and Water Conservation to ease runoff in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Currently there are approx 45 acres of orchard grass and alfalfa and 21 acres of Lakota Prairie brome grass. The sheep seem very happy with our choices of pasture!

While establishing the pastures, we contracted John Howser of Fairfield, Va., to put up our fencing. John is a perfectionist of uncompromising quality and our fences show it.

In September 2009, with all the major pieces in place on the farm, we moved in to the newly built house. There hasn't been a slack day since. It is hard and honest work to start a farm and we have loved every minute of it.

We realize how lucky we are to have such a beautiful place. More often than not, we can be found relaxing at sunset and watching our sheep.

Thanks for visiting our site. Please call us to schedule a visit to see the farm for yourselves.

Sylvia & Daniel King

Daniel and Sylvia King raise AWA ( Animal Welfare Approved) sheep at Quiet Acres Farm in Grottoes, Virginia. The couple began farming in 2008 because of a love of pasture-based farming and an increasing demand for their grassfed lamb. They now have 30 Katahdin ewes, a breed which they selected for its easy care, good hooves, parasite-resistance and overall hardiness. On the growing consumer awareness of pasture-based farming, Daniel says, “Pasture-based farming has become more popular – our customers want to know how the animals are raised, and they want to feel good about it. We have always been committed to high standards of animal welfare. For me, Animal Welfare Approved is not just a label – I live it.”

Quiet Acres Farm offers tours by appointment, and customers enjoy seeing the farm’s working dogs – including herding dogs and three breeds of livestock guardian dogs: an Anatolian Shepherd, an Akbash and a Maremma. The dogs naturally bond to the sheep and protect them from predators.

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