History of Oak Hill Farm
Oak Hill has been an active farm since the late 1800s. Originally, Oak Hill Plantation was an active cotton plantation.
The farmhouse was built around 1886. All the wood in the house was cut from the property and shipped by wagon and train to be milled. The cotton barn and the smoke house were constructed, as best we can tell, around 1910. Though originally painted white, we had it repainted blue in the early 1980s.
Meet the Owners: Rosemarie & John
We live to raise goats and sheep. However, we have other very rich lives as well outside the farm.
Rosemarie is a technology analyst for Nerac. She is a scientist by training but also has a passion to write, exploring the ‘Great War’ era. This period is especially interesting to her because it was when Georgia began transitioning from traditional norms to technology.
John is the Curator at the Georgia Agrirama in Tifton Georgia. He is an expert on Georgia agricultural history, especially steam technology.
Both love Georgia’s vast history and are active in Folklife festivals in Georgia and Alabama. John also enjoys shingle-making and related tool-wood technologies, and Rosemarie enjoys handspinning.
Jim & Lynn
Jim is a great handyman by trade and can do just about anything with wood. He currently works for Lowes and loves being able to help people with building and remodeling projects.
Lynn is a horse trainer with a vast knowledge of behavioral issues. She specializes in problem horses and figures out why problem horses behave the way they do.
She also has experience in a variety of disciplines with horses including cutting, ranch, barrel and pleasure riding. Her lessons have helped hose owners and their horses get along better and enjoy each other.
Her love for all animals runs deep. She enjoys working with the sheep and goats and keeps them in good health. As a result of her experience here, she’s participated in training stock dogs to herd sheep. Currently, she trains Australian Shepherds and Australian Kelpies and works with our sheep as well.