FAQs

Topsy Farms' large white guardian dog nestled in loose hay, surrounded by fluffy white sheep in a barnyard

Queen wool blankets measure 76x104", and weigh ~6lbs. Throws are 52x76", and weigh ~3lbs. Wool bedding weights and dimensions are on the product pages. Live Edge alpaca/wool blend blankets are 52x76" and weigh ~2 3/4lbs.

Worsted weight is ~200 yards, aran weight is ~130 yards, and fingering weight is ~400 yards.

Topsy wool products are machine washable, following our instructions. Some of our handmade items are hand wash only.

Canada Post continues to experience delays, and will not guarantee delivery times. US orders take longer. Please have patience, and let us know if your parcel does not arrive.

We offer free shipping on orders over $400. Shipping rates are calculated at checkout, based on the size of your order and your location. For example, it costs $23 to mail a queen size blanket anywhere in ON. To get three skeins of yarn to BC, it's $15. We are not looking to profit from shipping, merely cover the costs. All orders are shipped via Canada Post expedited service.

The mill dictates the production schedule, so we can't say when any give item will arrive. Please click on the "notify me when available" button on the product page to automatically receive an email when we've restocked. Thank you for your patience.

The Wool Shed is open daily from 9-430. Curbside pickup is also available. There is a bin outside the shop for contactless retrieval. Hand sanitizer is available.

Yes. The Wool Shed is open daily from 9-5, and the kid's Farmyard Scavenger Hunt is available at the shop or for download. Our hiking trail is open (weather and conditions permitting); please check in at the Wool Shed before you go. Click here for upcoming workshops and events. We do not have farm tours at this time.

Usually. In the summer we have to move them out of the barnyard so they have fresh grass. If you're coming specifically to see them, please contact us to be sure they're accessible. 

We have ~450 ewes and 16 rams. The ewes are a mix of Suffolk, Border Cheviot, and Rideau-Arcott

The walking trail is open (weather and conditions permitting); please check in at the Wool Shed before you go. The kid's Farmyard Scavenger Hunt is available at the Wool Shed or for download. If Sally is in the garden, feel free to visit her. You're welcome to have a picnic in the yard. Our portapotty is there for your convenience. We do not offer farm tours at this time.

Here's an interactive map . It shows all island businesses (some are seasonal), beaches, parks, docks, and points of interest. We highly recommend the Back Kitchen, our community cafe. Check the calendar of events for community activities.

The Lodge and Foot Flats Farm offer accommodations. There are many Airbnbs. There is no public camping on the island.

All local health guidelines are followed. Wool Shed capacity limit is enforced. Masks, sanitizer, and self-screening are required. Please pay by card, not cash. All staff self-screen daily. Our company safety plan is available.