Caretakers Of The Shepherd's Lair

Our names are Holly and Doug Nicholson and we are Highland Lynx lovers and Caretakers of The Shepherd's Lair which is located in VA. We are happy to welcome each of you as visitors to our website.

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Nothing we have truly belongs to us, but has been given to us to care for by the Shepherd who brought it into being. We consider it to be a privilege (as well as a challenge at times :) to care for the creatures He has lent to us to enjoy.

Doug and I had both been single all our lives until the Shepherd brought us together when I (Holly) was 43 and Doug was 50. We do not have children and so consider our animals to be our kids. We currently have 2 dogs, 2 dairy goats, 20 guinea fowl, 6 chickens and 8 cats. You can see pictures of some of those interesting critters on "The Farm" page.

Doug grew up in the South Carolina mountains. He attended Tri County Technical College and Clemson University where he studied Engineering Technology. He enjoys gardening, how-to projects, animals, helping folks and building websites (and lots of ice-cream :).

I (Holly) grew up in West Virginia and attended the Parkersburg division of W.V.U where I studied social services and education. I love our Highland Lynx cats and being a nutritional consultant, growing organic produce and living this life in the country that God blessed us with.

We both love feedback and are happy to answer questions, so please feel free to email us with any comments or questions you may have.

Besides our small farm, we also build websites for people. We have developed several other websites which you may enjoy visiting as well:

If you are interested in having a website built for you, please contact us.

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