Kellane Farm LLC is a small "farmlet" owned by Michelle Napier Lane. The mission of the farm is to breed high quality registered Babydoll Southdown sheep with wonderful personalities and excellent conformation.
This quaint little "farmlet" is nestled amongst the trees on a hillside in Black River Falls, Wisconsin - a beautiful town that is easily accessible because it is just off of I-94 (almost exactly two hours from Minneapolis, Minnesota and two hours from Madison,Wisconsin). Kellane Farm originally started out as a dream Michelle had as a child growing up in Kentucky...to someday breed horses. Growing up in the Bluegrass State, it's only natural to love horses. However, being on land that is covered with decades old trees and steep hills makes it a bit of a challenge to establish a horse farm. Since Michelle was becoming increasingly obsessed with knitting and spinning, she decided that the farm should change its focus to raising sheep. While searching for the ideal breed of sheep for Kellane Farm, Michelle stumbled across an article in Hobby Farms magazine about Babydoll Southdowns. The article noted that Babydolls are small, easy keepers and have excellent wool for knitting/spinning. Those wonderful qualities, combined with their incredible cuteness, quickly brought the search for the "perfect sheep" to an end!
Michelle is the official owner/manager of the farm, but she is also a stay-home mother of two human children. She has a bachelors degree in graphic design, but has many other interests which include painting, drawing, photography, and the above mentioned fiber arts. If you would like to see some of her artwork, please go to Kellaneartworks. Her husband, Kirk Lane, is a family physician at the Krohn Clinic in Black River Falls and part-time "agent" of the farm. In general, his agent duties require him to build fences, compost bins, and do other projects around the farm in his rather sparse free time. The human children - Hayley and Evan - are 20 and 14 years old respectively.
Life on a "farmlet" is never dull. There is always something to do - whether it is feeding and watering the animals, giving vaccinations, deworming, or shoveling manure (just to name a few activities). If you want to read more about what is going on here at the farm, please check out our blog at www.kellanefarm.blogspot.com.