Missing Willow Farm sits on 20 acres of heaven in SW Virginia, behind a half mile driveway, overlooking a private pond.  We’re retired engineers with a small flock of sheep we keep for fleece and lamb and a few adorable chickens who give us fresh eggs.

Our farm got its name in 2007 when my brand new birthday weeping willow tree disappeared within a week of planting it.   As it turns out, we have (er… had) a beaver problem.


23 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sandy Steinruck
    Sep 27, 2010 @ 09:20:26

    This is a great site. I love seeing what you are doing. It looks like alot of fun. Keep me posted.


  2. Nichola
    Sep 29, 2010 @ 15:25:27

    Your site is awesome! Loves it to pieces 🙂


  3. Terrie
    Oct 20, 2010 @ 08:37:01

    Love your farm, love your animals, LOVE your dogs! With all those ribbons you won at the fair –surely I’m going to glean some how-to goodies. Are you going to post recipes?


  4. Lora
    Oct 27, 2010 @ 15:19:54

    Hi Connie!
    Love your website. When can I come over and take some pics?


  5. Terri & Michael
    Dec 27, 2010 @ 19:10:45

    Great pictures Connie. Glad it snowed for a day of sledding. Michael lost your email address and would love to hear from you. Have a great New Year. I am also glad your farm is doing so well.


  6. Jennifer
    Feb 04, 2011 @ 21:56:14

    Yay! A farm blog!


  7. Jen
    Apr 18, 2011 @ 18:48:34

    What a great blog – thanks for letting me in on it – you have a beautiful place and beautiful animals!


  8. Joanne
    Jan 10, 2012 @ 11:43:06

    I found your blog yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed! We also got some good ideas for our place. I have done canning, jellies, cheeses, chickens for many years. I am curious of what breed the roosters were that you “put out to pasture”. They were beautiful. Looking to get new chicks soon to replace older hens.. I like New Hamps, Wyandottes, Bantams, Production Reds. We are looking to get back into goats….just love ’em. Haven’t tried sheep but if lucrative may give a try. Anyway, have a great season! – Joanne


  9. dogdaz
    Jan 19, 2012 @ 17:10:29

    Hello Connie – Love your blog. You have come a really long way. You are my hero. – Lorian Lipton (remember me?)


  10. Marsha Warren
    May 06, 2012 @ 08:03:35

    Wondering where I can get the little bottles for the dandelion “fluff”


  11. Heather
    Mar 28, 2013 @ 19:23:12

    I cannot remember for the life of me how I stumbled across your blog, but have enjoyed reading it all!! I have three sheep for fiber, angora goats and llamas here in Central Texas!


  12. Anna M
    Jan 13, 2014 @ 14:34:24

    Lovely site! And I loved your mouse-trap crime scene.


  13. Linda patrick
    Sep 12, 2014 @ 09:01:33

    Looking forward to reading your blog and seeing all of your work. I love your farm. I live in a city a few miles south of San Francisco.


  14. Ashley K
    Aug 08, 2015 @ 14:04:10

    Such a lovely blog! Looking forward to following along and learning from your posts.


  15. Ashley K
    Aug 08, 2015 @ 14:06:24

    Such a lovely blog! Looking forward to following reading your stories.


  16. Sandy Steinruck
    Oct 09, 2022 @ 12:24:32

    Connie, Good to see you on-line. You mentioned a mantle in your new house? Did you leave the Missing Willow?


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