About Us

Colleen and Michael Histon grew up in the suburbs of Silver Spring, Maryland before moving north to Mount Airy in Carroll County. They raised two children Anne Marie and Matthew, who spent several years in the Carroll County 4-H program. They raised market lambs, breeding sheep, market steers, and market pigs to show at the county fairs. In 2006 research began to find a sustainable agricultural business that would satisfy their joy of animal husbandry as well as Colleen’s interest in food.

They traveled to several sheep dairy farms and decided to embark on raising dairy sheep and producing farmstead sheep’s milk cheese. Lambs were purchased in Virginia and Wisconsin. They found a suitable farm to purchase in New Windsor and sold the Mount Airy house. With much help from friends, family, and neighbors, they moved in to the farm in January 2010.

Please enjoy the two videos below to learn even more about us!

Total Farmstead Operation. We Raise Our Own Sheep. We Milk Seasonally & Produce Our Own Cheese.

Cheesemaker Colleen & Shepherd Michael

Colleen & Michael Histon.
Shepherds Manor Creamery.
New Windsor, Maryland.

Visits By Appointment Only, Thank You.

(240) 388-6633

Please note:
We do not sell raw milk under any circumstances.
Thank you.