Several visitors have come into our Wood Shed, hands firmly in pockets, saying “This is nice but I’m allergic to wool.” They like the look, the smell, and even the cautiously-tested feel of the wool products. However, they have experienced rashes and discomfort in the past and are certain they are allergic to wool, all […]
Wool Pillows enhance sleep. There are lots of reasons for that claim: • Wool breathes. It traps lots of air, so it is actually cooler in summer as well as warmer in winter. It helps the body temperature stay at a comfort level, unlike fibrefill or other artificial petroleum industry by-products. • Washed wool fibres […]
Buying a half lamb for the first time, with lamb shanks or necks included, can be a challenge to those who usually cook only chops or roasts. (Shanks are the upper part of front legs.) One of our lamb customers presented us with this fine recipe, great for winter comfort. “DOCTOR DOUG’S “CANADIAN” SCOTCH BROTH […]
We’ve started making chemical free homemade dog food for our hard-working dogs. Five guardian dogs live outdoors year-round, working hardest at nights to patrol and protect our flock of sheep. During cold winters, dogs need extra nutrients and digestible fats. Research on-line gives a scary range of opinions, recipes and advice about making homemade dog […]
We are introducing Crafting Shearling Sheepskins in response to significant demand. All shearling sheepskins are chosen for the highest density of wool; the thickest loft, then trimmed to the desired length of staple, from 8 mm to 25 mm, standing up like a dense ‘brushcut’. They come in 3 forms: Customers use Medical skins of […]
Raw wool transforms into wondrous things: Roving for weaving and spinning and needle-felting and stuffing Pure wool yarn – which can then become toys and sweaters and … Blankets and throws and lap robes Our shearing story describes how it gets from the sheep to the big burlap bags for storage. Here’s how raw wool […]
Wool Throws and Lap Robes are again available at Topsy Farms. Lap Robes and Throws and our other wool bedding are made from a combination of the 6000 lbs of wool annually shorn from our sheep combined with others, then processed gently to retain natural lanolin. That means they are soft to the touch, not […]
Know babies with sleep issues? We do. We’ve been there. We’ve found a way to help babies with sleep issues. So often the restless sleeps of babies result from discomfort, inside and out. One reason is that there are usually so many plastic and rubber and other artificial fibres in a baby’s world. Those materials […]
Not everyone would have the ‘gumption’ to tackle washing, carding, spinning wool from a Topsy Farms fleece. Especially an ‘in-the-grease’ fleece, fresh from the ewe. But Carlene Paquette is one of those brave souls. Some weavers come to the farm during shearing, to help on the ‘skirting’ table, and choose the fleece wanted, even […]
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Yogurt-Mint Marinated Grilled Leg of Lamb (middle-Eastern style) – submitted by Rick and Janina Prociuk Prep Time: 10 min (more if leg needs to be deboned) Inactive Prep Time: 8 hr 10 min Cook Time: 1 hr 30 min Serves: 8 servings Ingredients • 1 de-boned Leg of Lamb (approx. 5 pounds), trimmed of excess […]
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14775 Front Road Stella, ON, K0H 2S0