Welcome to Solace Grove Farm!

    Solace Grove is a small scale, all-natural farm located on the base of the Continental Divide just outside of Helena, Montana. We raise both registered and non-registered Icelandic sheep for their versitility and hardiness which is crucial with Montana's varied weather patterns. Our family and friends enjoy their gorgeous, multi-colored fleeces, gourmet quality meat, and delicious milk! While we mainly breed for milkiness, we also breed for excellant conformation and temperment. 
     Our family is comitted to using a holistic approach with everything on our farm, and while we are not organic, we pride ourselves on using natural methods for maintaining the health of our flock rather than releying on the likes of chemical de-wormers, hormones, etc...  All of our sheep are rotationally grazed, and fed local hay throughout the winter when grass is far beneath the snow. We truly believe that the Icelandic is the ideal animal for a small farm and think that you will agree too! 
    While our main focus right now is our Icelandic Sheep, we have found that garlic grows fantasticly 
well in our little valley! 

"Bogatyr", our spicy certified organic garlic has become the mainstay at our farm. In our fifth year with this beauty, we have been more than happy with the production and flavor of this purple stripe Russian hard-neck variety. We are also proud to grow "Sula" a Helena, Montana developed German soft-neck with great flavor, and good storage quality as well as "Music", a classic full flavored, certified organic, hard-neck porcelain. This autumn we are planting German Red as an additional variety that we hope will work well in our micro-climate.

    As a fourth generation Montanan, I am well aware of the trials and tribulations of farming/gardening in harsh environments. While most of Montana can and does grow tender annuals, we are *blessed* with having a shorter growing season. While some may think that this is an odd thing to say, I have been forced to learn our land, pay more acute attention to our weather and figure out what works and what doesn't. So while I may not be able to grow tomatoes and cucumbers out in the field, I have come to appreciate the cold hardy crops, for their versatility as well as their ability to weather the frosts that have come as late as Summer Solstice and as early as August 17th. In my mind there is nothing more amazing than the tasty asparagus that has the night's frost still clinging to it's spear or the the frost sweetened autumn cabbage that makes the most amazing saurkraut! 


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