Stone Gully is a 180 acre restoration farm in Eastern Kentucky. When we acquired this land the mountain top had been strip mined for coal, the woods had been logged, the land had been over hunted, and the lower fields had grown tobacco with so many chemicals they wouldn't support a blade of grass. Through careful management of my flock of sheep and strategic summer mowing the farm is healing from it's long abuse. It has always been my view that farming should be a collaboration with nature and that belief is at the core of Stone Gully. We use sheep to help restore the coal mine, carefully grazing to build the grasses and land. We use livestock guardian dogs to guard the sheep without any harm to wild predators they simply keep the sheep safe and the coyotes travel outside of the sheep area. We maintain the majority of the land as wildlife habitat and butterfly fields, I've had a life long love for butterflies. Stone Gully's Appalachian handcrafted goods are inspired by, crafted from, or helping by lowering waste, but all an expression of the beauty I enjoy each day.