Jennifer Osborn and Tim Fisher are the permaculture shepherds of All Sorts Acre Farm, near Ayton, Ontario, where they live happily with sheep, ducks, chickens, cats, and many kinds of dogs, each of which contributes to the farm.

Tim and Jennifer are proponents of  Whole Animal Farming, and “strive to produce food that respects and protects the natural world.” Their philosophy of animal husbandry is directed by the five freedoms, currently expressed as:
  1. Freedom from hunger or thirst by ready access to fresh water and a diet to maintain full health and vigor;
  2. Freedom from discomfort by providing an appropriate environment including shelter and a comfortable resting area;
  3. Freedom from pain, injury or disease by prevention or rapid diagnosis and treatment;
  4. Freedom to express (most) normal behaviour by providing sufficient space, proper facilities and company of the animal’s own kind;
  5. Freedom from fear and distress by ensuring conditions and treatment which avoid mental suffering.
Their sheep have year-round access to the outside, and graze on the fresh, nutritious grass of the farm. All Sorts is not organically certified, but they use no growth hormones or unnecessary antibiotics, and no chemicals on their wool. They believe that “happy animals mean healthy animals”.
All Sorts Acre is an active member of the Upper Canada Fibreshed, a community of producers working to build “a regional fibre system centered around local fibres, local dyes, and local labour.” If you would like to spend some very enjoyable and educational time on the farm, Jennifer offers farm tours and felting workshops.
All Sorts Acre will be at the market every other week from the end of lambing season in early summer until mid-winter. Jennifer brings an array of felting wool and yarn, pastured lamb, duck eggs, soap, wool crafts, and in summer, small batch sheep-milk ice cream.
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Sheep Decoration - Shetland
sheep decoration

1 in stock

$23
Sheep Decoration - Suffolk
sheep decoration

1 in stock

$23
Felted Pet Mat
pet mat

4 in stock

$45
Woven Pet Mat Medium
medium woven mat

1 in stock

$85
Fibre Surprise Pack - Small 25 grams
small yarn pack

5 in stock

$10
Fibre Surprise Pack - Large
fibre pack

4 in stock

$18
Lamb Broth Buttons
Bone Broth

5 in stock

$8
Sheep Milk Yoghurt
Sheeps Milk Yoghurt

3 in stock

$10
Sheep Milk Kefir
Sheep Milk Kefir

2 in stock

$10
Happy Sheep Taster Pack
Sheeps Milk Ice Cream

2 in stock

$10
Pecorino Cheese

3 in stock

$12
Grass-Fed Stewing Beef

1 in stock

$13
Egg-Nog Gelato

8 in stock

$14
Spruce Tip Cheesecake Gelato

10 in stock

$14
Mint Chocolate Gelato

10 in stock

$11
Egg Nog

1 in stock

$15
Hand Printed Card - Sheep on white
sheep card

3 in stock

$7
Hand Printed Card - Sheep on silver grey
sheep card

6 in stock

$7
Weaving Kit: Mini Loom Round
mini loom round

1 in stock

$34
Weaving Kit: Mini Loom Square
square mini loom

1 in stock

$34
Weaving Kit: Bracelet Kit
bracelet loom

1 in stock

$45
Weaving Kit: Mezzo Loom
mezzo loom

1 in stock

$49.50
Needle Felting Kit: Tree Painting
tree felt kit

3 in stock

$46
Needle Felting Kit: Sheep Card
sheep felting card

3 in stock

$46
Needle Felting Kit: Leaves
felt leaf kit

3 in stock

$46
Holiday Greenery

4 in stock

$20
Quill Pen - pre cut left hand
quill pen

2 in stock

$28
Quill Pen - pre cut right hand
quill pen

2 in stock

$28
Quill Pen -cured, but uncut
quill feather

3 in stock

$12
Quill Pen -cured, but uncut
quill feather

3 in stock

$12
Walnut Ink - 5 ml
walnut ink

3 in stock

$6
Walnut Ink - 15 ml
walnut ink

3 in stock

$15
Felt Star Brooch D
felt star brooch

1 in stock

$12
Drawing Charcoal
charcoal

3 in stock

$4
Woven Pet Mat SMALL
small woven mat

1 in stock

$65
Wool Insoles
insoles

4 in stock

$25
Vanilla Maple Sheep Milk Kefir
Kefir Yoghurt

3 in stock

$10
Vanilla Maple Sheep Milk Yoghurt
Kefir Yoghurt

4 in stock

$10
Italian Herbs Cream Cheese
Cracker with toppings

4 in stock

$8
Large Vanilla Gelato
Vanilla Gelato

3 in stock

$12
Large Maple Gelato
Vanilla Gelato

3 in stock

$12
Large Chocolate Gelato
chocolate gelato

3 in stock

$12
Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Gelato

3 in stock

$12
Large Strawberry Cheesecake Gelato

3 in stock

$12