Crooked Creek, Cows, & Community

By Megan White

Crooked Creek Highlands is a Scottish Highland Cow farm located in picturesque Hamptonville, North Carolina, which is located in Wilkes County. A 45-minute drive through the countryside from Kernersville will take you to the home of some adorable, fluffy cows and their owners. As you cross a crooked creek, you are taken off the beaten path to a hidden gem. Crooked Creek Highlands was started in 2023 by Evan and Megan White. However, the farm has a rich and long history of cattle farming. The farm is a 6th generation farm that has been in Megan’s family for approximately 173 years. The land around this area is known as Somers Township, named after Megan’s family. The last three generations have primarily used the land for cattle farming Herefords, Black Angus, and now Scottish Highlands. Crooked Creek Highlands is a member of the Wilkes Chamber of Commerce, Yadkin Valley Chamber of Commerce, and American Highland Cattle Association.

Scottish Highlands are known as a beautiful and resilient breed. They are the oldest registered breed in the United States and are easily recognizable with their flowing hair and large horns. The breed tends to be docile and hardy as they were born to survive in the harsh climates of the Scottish Highlands.

After living in Charlotte for ten years, Evan and Megan, with their two small children, decided to get back to the beautiful foothills of North Carolina so their children could explore the outdoors. They are currently building a home on the family property. Evan continues to work for Principal Financial and Megan is an attorney in Charlotte. After buying two Scottish Highlands for their farm, they fell in love with the breed and began to have a vision for the community and their farm. Their first highland, Strawberry, a red Scottish highland with crooked horns, still resides at Crooked Creek and is expecting her first calf in June! Her crooked horns helped in the naming of Crooked Creek Highlands. The farm currently is home to 16 Scottish Highlands and growing– we are expecting 6 calves between March-June. The farm has an assortment of highlands ranging from six-month-old calves to six-year-old cows. They also have resident Nigerian Dwarf goats (4 of which are named after the “Golden Girls” sitcom), donkeys, a horse, and a pony. They recently got an adorable mini-donkey named Loretta who guests get to meet on the farm.

Along with breeding Scottish Highlands and Nigerian Dwarf goats, Crooked Creek Highlands offers a variety of agritourism events throughout the year including paint parties, yoga, educational farm tours, photography sessions, and special events to include the community and educate them on the beauty of highlands. Guests can also book private events and birthday parties on the farm. All of which can be found on their website During the events, guests get the opportunity to meet and brush the Scottish Highlands. The events at the farm typically includes other local businesses including Laura’s Brushes, Yoga on Main, and others. Likewise, Evan and Megan try to give back to the community through taking their animals to domestic violence shelters, child advocacy centers, and foster care programs.

They also showed one of their highlands, Cotton Candy, at the Carolina Classic Fair in 2023. Cotton Candy placed 3rd and was the first Highland shown at the Carolina Classic Fair in Winston-Salem. Crooked Creek Highlands normally attends the Pumpkin Festival in Elkin and Davie Farm Fest in Mocksville each year.

The farm offers an enclosed barn and farm store for guests to enjoy while at Crooked Creek Highlands. The farm offers highland cow merchandise including shirts, sweatshirts, jewelry, and more. It is a place to kick back and relax. It is quiet, peaceful, and the mountain views are breathtaking. Evan and Megan are passionate about Scottish Highlands and being stewards to these animals. Additionally, Crooked Creek strives to be active on social media platforms to educate and let those around the globe share in these fun and majestic animals. If you have not checked out their social media accounts, you are missing out!

If you are looking for a place to see fluffy cows or have a great time, check out Crooked Creek Highlands on Instagram, Facebook, and their website: It will truly be an unforgettable experience.

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