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...

Surviving a Drought Year on Amherst Island

Most of our 41 summers farming on Amherst Island have been dry. The summers of 2008-2011 were a pleasant exception – no Islanders could remember 3 green summers in a row and 4 in a row still seem miraculous. For us, the driest summer was in 1988. We had to buy some...

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...