Topsy Farms Products are Available Elsewhere

  Topsy Farms products are more fun to buy at the farm; more convenient to purchase on line. However, Topsy Farms products are available elsewhere too. Our excellent lamb is carried exclusively in Kingston by the Pig and Olive butcher store, with 2 locations in...

Wool Products at Topsy Farms – The Wool Shed

The Wool Shed at Topsy Farms is our at home outlet store for beautiful pure wool and sheepskin products. It hasn’t always been so. It appears to be just a scruffy farm outbuilding, built far too close to the road by today’s standards. However you...

Belly Wool

When our flock is shorn each spring, the skilled shearers follow the same routine with each sheep. First the ewe is positioned on her bottom, leaning back and looking very relaxed, while the electric shears clean off her belly wool and the area around her udder. That...

Herding the Weaned Lambs

The lambs have been weaned from the ewes. They no longer need the milk and they can be rough on the mamas. The ewes need a break. They need to have some peaceful grazing, to rebuild their strength before starting the cycle again. This way we ensure we can maintain a...

When Things Don’t Work

When the farm was first started in the early 70′s, the members had very little money and no credit. We had to learn to make do. We developed the skills needed to repair, patch our patches – both figuratively and literally – and that was a useful pattern to establish....