Providence Lane Homestead

Black Sheep is always looking for ways to support and collaborate with our local farmers. Tara Klager of Providence Lane Homestead kindly invited us out to the farm in spring 2022 so we could see first-hand, the care and work that goes into building a sustainable fibre farm the traditional way!
Providence Lane Homestead is a small-scale regenerative fibre farm (mainly of heritage breed sheep and alpaca) located on Treaty 7 traditional territory right here in Alberta. Tara is a graduate of the permaculture design course with Oregon State University and brings permaculture practices as well as tools from Indigenous traditional knowledge into her farm. In 2022, they became the first Canadian farm to receive the Animal Welfare Approved (AWA) certification.
They focus on three core principles: care for each other, care for the earth and fair share.

What do we love about Providence? 

  • Animal Welfare Approved (AWA) certified meaning they meet the highest standards of ethical animal welfare practices
  • There focus on heritage breeds and preserving endangered breeds*** (Fact check)
  • Their approach to building great things over generations rather than focusing on quick and easy
  • Their sheep are adorable (need we say more?)
We're hoping to be able to collaborate with Providence more in the future!