Products at Maple Lane Homestead
Free Range Eggs
Our hens are allowed to range a 7 acre pasture. They are fed all of our own kitchen and garden scraps. Very little supplemental food is needed and the end result is delicious flavor and those bright orange yolks full of added nutrition.
Seasonal organic produce and plant starts. Please contact for availability.
Fleeces, fiber and Handspun Yarns
Our sheep produce a lovely crop of wool twice a year. Handspinners are welcome to come to the farm at shearing time to help with the shearing and pick a fleece at a reduced price! We offer raw fleeces, roving and a variety of handspun and commercially yarns. Fiber products can be purchased through our Etsy shop or direct from the farm.
Handcrafted Goat Milk Soaps
Our soaps are handcrafted in small batches using goat milk produced right here on the homestead. We use only natural botanicals to color, no dyes ever! Most all are made with essential oils. A few customer favorites using fragrance oils have remained due to high demand. Soaps are sold at the Bradford Store in Huntersville and at Conrad and Hinkle in Lexington, NC. They can also be purchased through our Etsy shop or direct from the farm.
Icelandic sheep are a triple purpose breed, producing fiber, meat and milk. Their dual coated fleece is soft and lustrous. The fine soft undercoat is called thel and the coarser outer coat is called tog. Many knitters know Icelandic wool as “Lopi”. Icelandics come in a wide range of colors and patterns- one of the first things to attract us! Their meat is mild and lean. Icelandic milk is rich, smooth and creamy and produces wonderful cheese, yogurt…Read More
Kune Kune Pigs
Kune kune pigs, pronounced cooney cooney, are a small, rare heritage breed. Calm, docile and almost dog like in manner they make a wonderful addition to the homestead. They come in a wide variety of colors and coat types. Kune kunes are easy on fencing and prefer to graze over rooting so are perfect for raising as pastured pork. Their meat has an excellent meat to fat ratio …Read More
Dairy goats were among the first animals to be domesticated (along with dogs!) and more than half of the world’s population drink goat milk. Goats are the perfect addition to the small homestead because large amounts of land are not needed to support them. They are quite content with a small pasture and good shelter. Dairy goats do need to be supplemented with hay and grain when milking to have optimum production. With good care you will be rewarded with healthy, wholesome milk that can be used for drinking, cheese and soap making. You will also …read more