In 2012, Tom and Patty young government contractors. They worked demanding jobs and felt they were not focused enough on their two children (one with special needs). They looked at the world around them and longed for a way to strike a work – life balance. The Solution? Aker Fiber Farm.

Patty sat knitting pondering their situation when she remembered the wonderful days of processing wool with her aunt and crocheting with her mother. Over the next few months, a notebook was filled with ideas, dreams, and to do lists as Tom and Patty laid the first foundation stones of Aker.

Our first yarns were produced from the same flock we have today. Hand spun and hand dyed Patty spent all of her free time preparing fibers and traveling with Tom to shows. Together they decided to move the family to New Hampshire and of course they brought the flock.

Today the family and flock live on their farm in Enfield Center, New Hampshire. Surrounded by sheep and flax they teach and process fibers from the farm they care for everyday.

Aker Fiber Farm in the fall