Thursday, June 02, 2011

An important note from the Homestead Sheep

It has come to our attention that someone continues to contact our customers, claiming to be my business partner- among other things. This is not the first time we have had to deal with her but the extent of her brazenness has become ridiculous and shameful. I would like to clarify the following:

1)      I do not now, nor have I ever had a business partner (besides my husband and son)
2)      I would NEVER give ANY one your personal information.
3)      I am not divorced.
4)      I am never too busy for my customers- asking her to supply products for you in my place would never, never happen.
5)      We are/were not neighbors.
6)      We do not, never did, never will work together. Period.
7)      We were ‘friends’ many years ago, until the sneaking around behind my back was revealed by our customers, after which I put an end to the ‘friendship’. Over 5 years ago.
8)      Her name is NOT Sandy or Sandy Ryan, but she allows people to think so.

I am sad that this situation continues, but her bitterness is causing the sheep’s customers to wonder what the heck is going on here at our Homestead. If any of you have been or are contacted by her, please let me know asap. I am happy to answer any questions you have about our farm, or claims she is making.

My family and I have spent many years working hard to establish a dependable, honest wool business. Our sheep are our life and they depend on us to only send you gorgeous fiber. Any issues brought to our attention are promptly addressed to avoid misunderstandings or hard feelings about ANY of our products at the Homestead.  

It would be very helpful if you would let us now if this has happened to you in the past or recently- or even after this note! Your information will be kept strictly confidential. If you are comfortable sending us information, please email me at the farm or call me at 608-966-3943.

The sheep and I hope you will continue to be confident in your dealings with the Homestead (and me). We truly appreciate each and every one of you!!

Thank you,
Sandy Ryan and the Homestead Sheep


Aldona said...

Dear Sandy,

I am so sorry to hear that! My thoughts with you.Be strong dear!

Many hugs to you and sheeps!


Knit 1 LA said...

Wow, sorry you're having to deal with that Sandy! That's so rude! I've never had a problem but will alert you if I do. Hope you have a great weekend! Hugs to you & the family!

Taos Sunflower said...

Dear Sandy:

I'm so sorry you're having to deal with this (again). It must be a sad life when the only way you can find customers is to deceive someone else's customers. I know how very hard you and Jim and Ross have worked to build your business into the wonderful entity that it is. People with such big hearts who give so much to protect animals (with no loftier goals than to pay for their upkeep) shouldn't have to spend time dealing with such petty matters. Very sad. Try hard to remember that this is not a good person and you are a great, honest, hardworking person, and lots of us know it! XOXOX

Melissa Plank said...

Gosh Sandy, what a nightmare! Good move putting it out there to make the public aware! I'm sending good thoughts your way.

Lorraine H said...


It sounds like this person has some psychological issues. I wish you guys the best in dealing with this. Hang tough and don't let this person get your goat( or your sheepies!)