Meet Blue Bull

Welcome to our very first issue of “Meet the Animals of Topisaw”. After all, what’s a farm without animals? The Topisaw animals are the heart and soul (and sometimes the nuisance but always the personality) of the place! With so many Topisaw animals on our farm, it was hard to pick which to feature first. […]

Topisaw Snow Day

Topisaw Snow Day

Well, it’s another Topisaw snow day!  This never happens. When I was a child, we were told to expect one good snow every few years–maybe even one in our entire first 6 years! When it DID snow, if it didn’t melt right away (the norm), it was a huge deal. We had no school, of […]

Top 5 Rock Collecting Supplies

Top 5 Rock Collecting Supplies

Heading out for a morning of collecting rocks is a treat…IF you’re prepared! There’s nothing worse than getting an hour away from home and realizing you forgot something. We’ve tried out loads of rock collecting supplies and have picked what we think are the best. So, here’s our Top 5 Favorite Rock Collecting Supplies list: […]

A Beautiful Day for Collecting Rocks

A Beautiful Day for Collecting Rocks

There’s rarely a bad time to wander upstream, but some days, when the sky is blue, the Topisaw Creek is flowing gently, the air is warm but not too warm and the kids have their own plans, well…this was one of those magical days for collecting rocks! Please note: Some of the links in Topisaw […]

Going with the Flow

Going with the Flow

We’ve lived on the banks of the Topisaw Creek for 22 years now and have seen it rise and fall, have bathed in it when Katrina knocked out our electricity for 10 days, have baptized our youngest daughter in it, have lazily floated down it in old inner tubes and have almost drowned in it when […]