Ram Lambs Intact?

At a farm meeting, our head shepherd Christopher asked “should we keep our ram lambs intact”? We had already started raising a small group of Suffolk rams for our own breeding use, as we had difficulty locating high-quality rams that had been pasture-raised. ...
Canada 150 Plus

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 its products used and valued by many First Nations groups and individuals, as well as in events that celebrate Canada’s...

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 : • Encouraging tourist-oriented organizations to examine and improve their carbon footprint. • Helping eco-minded...

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 erosion. The farm we bought in 1971 is located on the west end of Amherst Island in Lake Ontario. The shallow, drought-prone...

Wool is Warm and Waterproof – ask a Sheep

Fortunately wool is warm and waterproof. The December ice storm descended on the second day of breeding season.  The lamb count next spring will tell us whether the breeding action was affected. We suspect the rams’ footing might have been dicey.  Otherwise, the...