Welcome to the Lismore Sheep Farm Wool Shop web site. Our farm is located just off the Sunrise Trail (Route 6), along the beautiful Northumberland Shore in Pictou County, Nova Scotia. We have a working sheep farm with about 300 sheep. Our sheep are mainly Dorset / Finn crosses which produce a beautiful soft fleece.
Here at Lismore Sheep Farm we use wool to create a wide range of products, some of which include ~ wool blankets, wool filled comforters, wool mattress pads, yarn, hand knit socks, hats, mitts, etc. We also carry a variety of sheepskin products ~ mitts, slippers, seatbelt covers, dusters, insoles. Our washable sheepskins have proven to be extremely popular for a variety of uses, some of which include ~ floor rug, chair cover, motorcycle seat, wheelchairs, etc. The farm is also the home of the River John Needle Company, our new venture making wooden knitting needles.
During the summer the barn is open for visitors to see the sheep and lambs up close. There is also an interpretive display that will interest all ages.
Sundays are Market Days - 10 am - 2 pm
Come and visit the River John Sunday Market on our farm between 10 am and 2 pm on Sundays throughout the summer.
We have several vendors selling fresh local produce, local meat, baking, artisans, crafters etc. To add to the festive atmosphere there will be music, a barbeque and free wagon rides.The wool shop will be open all day as usual.
Festival Day 2014
Saturday July 26, 10 am - 2 pm
"Something for Everyone" : sheep shearing, wagon rides, wool craft demonstrations, barbeque, barn visits, meet the sheep and storytelling with author Sheree Fitch. Free Admission - Come and enjoy River John Festival Days!
Fun yarns in beautiful colours
Soften your laundry and reduce static cling
A view of the sheep on pasture, with the Northumberland Strait in the background. There are several different breeds in the flock.
A sampling of some of the many handcrafted wool products we carry in the Wool Shop.
One of our sheep being sheared by Trevor Richardson during Festival Days 2012: