Monthly Archives: April 2015

Nurture Orphan Lambs at Topsy Farms

Topsy Farms invites people, young and old, to help nurture orphan lambs at our farm on Amherst Island.

Child holding bottle for lamb to feed, with garndmother's help

Riley with Janis, feeding Fuzzy

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.

Two lambs feeding from bottles

Two eager orphans

WHEN: daily from May 16 – June 7

WHERE: 14775 Front Rd, Amherst Island

HOW: email

  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.

AND…:  The Wool Shed will be open to welcome all visitors with gifts and ideas from $5 up. (For a preview of some products see .

Child holding a peaceful-looking lamb

Gillian loving a lamb

Older woman in chair holding lamb

Nadine and Fuzzy

“I believe that any animal product I use must come from an animal that is treated with respect and honor and your farm is exemplary! “

“I believe that any animal product I use must come from an animal that is treated with respect and honor and your farm is exemplary! Your communication is personal I feel like I am talking to my neighbor just down a province or two. Your farm is truly a Canadian gem!

Cheers look forward to receiving the products of your passion and would love to help out with a review.”

– Barb, Alberta, April, 2015


I believe that any animal product I use must come from an animal that is treated with respect and honor and your farm is exemplary!

Respect and Honour

Canadian Medical Sheepskins help Prevent Bedsores

Bedsores can be caused by poor circulation. They can be a grave problem for people who are required to sit or lie in one position for long periods of time. The suffering of someone not fully mobile can be increased by bedsores, friction irritation, chilling and sweating. There is a solution.

Topsy Farms’ Canadian Medical Sheepskins help prevent bedsores, and promote their healing.

Canadian medical sheepskins can significantly ease the discomfort of pressure friction.  The wool has been trimmed so that the short wool staple stands upright, providing more dense support. These Canadian skins have come from Ontario farms, and have been processed in a small Ontario town to be soft and supple yet sturdy.

They are available on-line or if you come to the Wool Shed at the farm .

White Trimmed Medical Sheepskin

Canadian Medical Sheepskins prevent bedsores

Wool has a natural resilience. It contains masses of tiny air pockets so it “breathes”, unlike man-made fibres. This air movement encourages healthier blood circulation in the body. It helps a person maintain a more comfortable body temperature – neither too hot nor too cold. It wicks away moisture and is naturally resistant to molds, mildew and dust mites.

And… Canadian Medical Sheepskins from Topsy Farms are WASHABLE.

Areas that are lightly soiled can be sponged off and dried with a towel. It may also be machine washed with care, following our washing instructions, preferably using Eucalan. A final brushing will fluff it up to its previous beauty and resilience.

These sheepskins have also been used for sitting comfort in wheelchairs or on motorcycles, snowmobiles, tractors, cars and trucks, recliners and couches. They are also enjoyed by well-loved dogs.

A Topsy customer recommends our medical sheepskins.

Over the past 15 years, I have had many opportunities to purchase medical sheepskins from Topsy Farms. They have brought comfort and ease to people who were struggling with their health, and were amazing at preventing bed sores and providing cushioning while keeping people at a comfortable temperature. The sheepskins are easy to care for and easy to use. As beautiful as they are comforting, I would recommend the use of Topsy Farms sheepskins to anyone who has a loved one who is required to stay in bed for long periods of time or who suffers from pain-related illnesses, and for those who are in need of palliative care.

“The wool blankets and throws are perfect for our needs – warm, soft, cosy and very well-liked by all.”

The wool blankets and throws are perfect for our needs - warm, soft, cosy and very well-liked by all.

Wool blankets on the line

Wool Wow. I just want to say thank you, Sally & Ian for having such wonderful products from the farm. The wool blankets and throws are perfect for our needs: warm, soft, cosy and very well-liked by all. We will enjoy them for a long, long time!

– Bill, Sherwood Park, Alberta, February, 2015

Contact Us Today:

Local: (613)389-3444
Toll Free: 888-287-3157

14775 Front Road, Stella, ON K0H 2S0

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