Nurture Orphan Lambs at Topsy Farms
Topsy Farms invites people, young and old, to help nurture orphan lambs at our farm on Amherst Island.
We will have over 1000 lambs born in May and early June in the neighbouring pastures. You and your family are welcomed to watch from the road, the bonding between mama and baby. It is a joy to see the ewes gather peacefully while the young ones frolic in a pack, bounding happily.
But there are always a few birthing accidents, or multiple births that the ewe can’t manage. In nature, those lambs often die.
At Topsy Farms we do our best to nurture orphan lambs.
After a few weeks, these lambs move on to young farmers who wish to build their flock but who can’t afford adult sheep. Those farmers will continue to feed and care for the lambs until they can be self-sufficient on grass.
We invite your help to care for the newborn babies.
WHEN: daily from May 16 – June 7
WHERE: 14775 Front Rd, Amherst Island
HOW: email firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 888-287-3157 for appointment
HOW MUCH: $10 per family or carload
WHO: kids encouraged, but no pets please. Accessible on lawn. Old and young invited. Please wear casual clothes.
WHAT ELSE: Ensure your camera batteries are charged for impossibly cute family photo opportunities. Bring Hand Wipes.