Wool pellet fertilizer/soil enhancer is back in stock!
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. (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 […]
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 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 […]
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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. Rural communities are eroding, farms disappearing. Support from our friends, neighbours, municipalities and province has cheered on the family-built Wool Shed. They loaned money, muscle, expertise and moral support. Customers have written of their […]
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Crafting Shearling Sheepskins
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 […]
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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 former small milk house/ice house, built about 90 years ago on the edge of the narrow road, on the edge of the lake, handy […]
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Raw Wool Hits the Road
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 […]
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Ever heard of therapy lambs? This year Topsy Farms invited the public to bottle-feed and cuddle our baby lambs that needed help. (They were the smallest from 3 or even 4 lambs born to 1 ewe.) People came, spread the word, and we were booked, 11 hours per day for more than 3 weeks. We […]
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KIDS PARTY – ANIMALS AND ACTION
Want to host a kids party – animals and action? Learning by doing! Small animals to cuddle! Space to play! Boat ride! Picnic! How can you beat that? Enjoy an outdoor venue at Topsy Farms in spring. Children can visit shearing in March or April (specific days only) or play with baby lambs, romping and […]
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Wool Throws and Lap Robes
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 […]
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Visit Amherst Island
Discover the many reasons why folks love to visit Amherst Island. It’s an old-fashioned traditional rural community, with lots to see and to do. It’s easy to visit Amherst Island A 2 – 3 hour drive from Ottawa or Toronto will bring you to our ferry. See contact us for detailed directions. Our ferry leaves […]
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About Topsy Farms
14775 Front Road Stella, ON, K0H 2S0