Introduction to Needle Felting

Introduction to Needle Felting Topsy Farms, outside the Wool Shed 14775 Front Road, Amherst Island, ON Sat. Aug. 23 10:15 am -11:45 am $20 adults, $15 teens (10 year old minimum – the needles are very sharp) Needle felting uses a barbed needle which causes wool...

Unusual Uses For Wool

Just wearing your sweater, you know that wool keeps you warm. Sheepskin and wool have been used for warmth as long as sheep and people have been around. Wikipedia says “Sheep wool is a natural, sustainable, renewable, theoretically recyclable and totally...

A “New” Haybine for the sheep farm

We decided we needed an upgraded haybine for cutting hay, as our oldies had been patched again and again, and just were not up to the job. We use them constantly during haying to feed a growing flock, and also to keep pastures trimmed. (New for us means anything made...

Sheep Have Bad Press

    How many disparaging phrases have you heard about sheep?  “Led like sheep to the slaughter”; “The black sheep of the family”; “A wolf in sheep’s clothing”… “Not fair” says our shepherd Christopher, and we agree. Sheep’s instinct to herd is their...