Farm Stories

Looks Nice, but I’m Allergic to Wool

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 sme...

Canada 150 Plus

Canada 150 Plus recognizes that the history of First Nations, Métis and Inuit, predates confederation by millennia. Topsy Farms is proud to have it...

Sheep are Smart

Sheep are smart – don’t let anyone pull the wool over your eyes. Their survival drive ensures they can learn almost anything that matters to them. ...

Green Tourism Canada Certification

We applied for Green Tourism Canada Certification this winter. A branch of Green Tourism International, Green Tourism Canada promotes ecotourism by...

Permaculture at Topsy Farms

We practice permaculture at Topsy Farms because it makes sense. The shallow land and Island context sets limits to what works without damage or ero...

Prepping the shearing floor

Our shearing floor is cluttered. It is piled high, 362 days of the year, with inventory for our Wool Shed. There’s no room for the sheep or shearer...

Dreaming about Wool Pillows

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 ...

Lamb Shanks or Necks Make Great Soup

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. (Shan...

Chemical Free Homemade Dog Food

We’ve started making chemical free homemade dog food for our hard-working dogs. Five guardian dogs live outdoors year-round, working hardest at nig...

Family-built Wool Shed

Our family-built Wool Shed is complete and open for visitors. Success! This example shines, in an increasingly ‘big box’, mass-produced world. Rura...

Crafting Shearling Sheepskins

We are introducing Crafting Shearling Sheepskins in response to significant demand. All shearling sheepskins are chosen for the highest density of ...

Tear Down Our Wool Shed Store ?

The Township told Topsy Farms we had to tear down our Wool Shed store to widen the road. What a shock! Our Wool Shed at Topsy Farms is housed in a ...