Chicken & Sheep Farm

Checkmate Farm is a Karakul sheep, Buckeye chicken and Midget White turkey farm located in Bluemont, Virginia.

Contact Information: Kathy Donovan, Cell: 540 454 4898, Home: 540 554 2858


Checkmate Rug Shop is now on the farm!

Contact us to make an appointment. We would love to help you select yarns, roving, punch needle supplies and frames at your convenience.

Oxford Punch Needle Rug Hooking Intro Class

Raleigh, NC    September 22, 2015   9 to 4 pm

Location – The Widow’s Peak

Visit Blog for details or Facebook Page

Oxford Punch Needle Rug Hooking Intro Class

Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival, Sunday September 27, 9 to 12.  Students will learn to punch while working on a wooden sheep ornament. Visit SVFF website for class registration. 

On our website you will find information about our farm, our animals, our products & upcoming events in the Loudoun Valley area.

Why Karakuls?


Checkmate Farm Partners

Checkmate Farm:  Offers supplies to make braided roving, locker, latch, and punch needle rugs.  You can purchase the Oxford Needle Punch, Karakul rug yarns, foundation monk’s cloth, Karakul roving, pelts and blankets. Yankee Peddler Traditional Hook Kits. Breezy Ridge Rugs patterns, small gripper 10 X 10 (interior) frame and large  18 X 18  (interior) gripper frame, and cozies. 

Peace Weavers: Peace Fleece yarns. Beautiful yarns ideal for knit items and traditional rug whipping edges.

Temple Hall 4 H Sheep Club

In Loudoun County, The Temple Hall Sheep Club offers the opportunity for children in 3rd grade and up the opportunity to be assigned to sheep farms to learn the care of animals. In July the kids show their sheep at the Loudoun County 4 H Fair. If is great fun for parents, kids and farmers to work together and gain life long skills. Checkmate Farm supports this wonderful opportunity for families.