Welcome to “The Smithshyre”
April UPDATE Baby Goat Play Sessions and limited Goat Yoga
Kiddie Cuddles 2021 – Shake off your Covid blues and make some special new little friends. We’ve got 7 adorable baby goats. Sessions are one hour and cost $60 for up to 5 people. Reservations can be made via baby goat playtime .
Kitsap Goat Yoga 2021 – Back in session! One hour session with Amanda of Blackbird Yoga. Sessions will be limited to 6 persons/class. $35 / person. No children under 12 years of age. Please see Goat Yoga page for all the details. Tuesdays at 10am for March, then adding Saturday’s at noon and 2pm, and Sunday’s at noon. Reservations can be made via Goat Yoga.
INFO FOR BOTH TYPE VISITS: PLEASE READ BEFORE BOOKING:
Here’s a few bits of information to make your visit super easy.
What to expect: The babies are now teething, which means some caution. Never stick your finger in their mouth, they do have teeth. They can also give you a dreadlock in your hair, so it is encouraged to tie up long hair. They will also pull on shoe laces, flugel binders and pretty much anything they can get in their mouth. They can’t tear anything, but we still discourage them from doing this. It’s easy to put your hand between them and their object of desire, you might have to do it a few times and if it ever gets to be too much, we encourage you to gently push the goat away from you and safely stand up. They lose interest and will move on.
Clothing: The barn is cool, dress appropriately. If it’s been raining, the barn yard is probably wet and with some mud. We’ve created a walkspace over the muddy spots, but just a heads up, don’t wear any shoes that you can’t get wet. And for clothing, we recommend you do not wear light colors, as the babies are going to jump on you. Hoodies or beanies are a good idea as they like to nibble on hair.
Directions: We are on Google maps, just type us in or use this link: The Smithshyre
Parking: there are 2 driveways here, please park at the large laurel and leave the driveway open. We’ve been putting the “Goat Yoga Parking” sign out, so look for that.
Restroom: there is a Randy Kan to the left of the laurel in the parking space.
Children: yes! Bring the kiddos! We do ask that all children sit while holding a baby goat. And please, do not let them chase the babies. The babies respond best to folks sitting so they can approach you. A word of caution: We’ve noticed that children under the age of 3 are not all enjoying this experience. The babies are very energetic and can be overwhelming to a little person. We can not refund a session once started, so please be thoughtful when bringing small children. The kidds are especially energetic at the 10am and 5pm visits, I’d suggest not selecting these with small children. Children with exposure to large animals (like dogs) tend to do better.
Comfort: we have bales and yoga mats to sit on, if you would like something more comfy, please bring a blanket, towel or chair.
Payment: all visit are now pre-paid due to number of no-shows. Items at visit can be purchased with Cash, Venmo (@thesmithshyre) and Paypal
Pets: No pets please.
Contact: Day of, if you can’t make your visit or need help getting here, call Roni @ 360-271-7896 or Erin @ 360-271-0679 (Monday & Friday visits).
Thank you so much for supporting us during this very exciting time. We hope you enjoy your visit.
We are also have other items for sale at sessions:
- Take home a photo book of all the lovely creatures of The Shyre by purchasing a Smithshyre Calendar – $20.
- Deb Hodges blank greeting cards with various beautiful creatures of The Shyre – $5/each or 3 for $12.
Erin and Roni Smith O’ the Shyre
PLEASE NOTE: We are only booking out one month at time, follow our Facebook page for announcements. PLEASE do not email or FB message for a wait list, it is all done through the scheduling system now.
Kiddie play land & Yoga sessions are:
Monday’s, Thursday’s and Friday’s: 10am and 5pm, Kiddie Playtime. $65 / 5 persons
Tuesdays 10am, Goat Yoga with Amanda. $35 / person
Saturday’s: Playtime: 10am and 5pm. Goat Yoga: noon and 2pm.
Sunday’s: Playtime: 10am, 2pm and 5pm. Goat Yoga: noon only.
Sessions are limited to an hour, as the babies are still frequently nursing.
Smithshyre Calendars & Cards
Shyre Calendars – $20 each; $27 mailed out priority
We did it! It only took us 6 years of you asking, but we finally had the time to make it happen. You can special order these lovely picture books of our homestead photos for pick up or mail out (for $7 priority mailing fee). We’ll also have them available at all goat related activities. They are $20, full color and guaranteed to remind you of your blessings monthly. Email for more info or to place your order. We’ve only got 25, but can order more and change the starting month to go longer. Thank you for loving our home and our furry friends. Pre-payment via Venmo @thesmithshyre.
Shyre Greeting Cards (Blank inside) – $5/e or $12 for 3 (can be mailed for postage fee)
We were incredibly lucky to have the lovely Deb Hodges create some beautiful cards of our creatures. These are individually wrapped and printed on frameable card stock. Supplies limited.
Now taking reservations on kidds!
See our “goats for sale” page to learn more.
Here at The Smithshyre, we consider ourselves to be “An actually organic (non-certified) homestead”. We never use chemicals or altered seeds. Everything here is clean and pure, just the way nature intended.
Our mission started out simple – clean food. Disenfranchised by the current food system, we were basically vegans eating a small portion of chicken, turkey and eggs. Then the opportunity came along for us to learn about growing vegetables and we thought, why not proteins too? We started off with a few laying hens, then got brave with chickens and turkeys. Once we harvested them and realized we could actually make food that was healthy, humane and delicious, our path became clear – buy a farm and “be the change you seek”. “The Smithshyre” was born.
All of our livestock are rotated throughout the farms pastures and orchards. Pasturing our livestock makes them, our land and you more healthy.
In the past few years, we have branched out to include Nigerian Dwarf Goats for milk. We make cheese, yogurt and ice cream to share with our friends and family. Someday, we hope to have a dairy to share with our community. Kidds are available for sale, typically at 8 weeks, depending on their size and weaning status. In an effort to keep the kidds happy and help socialize them, we’ve started Kitsap Goat Yoga! Yes, it is as fun as it sounds. To keep us in milk, we breed for “freshening” every 6 months, which means BABIES twice a year! Kidds are ready to do yoga shortly after birth and retire from the class when they are no longer interested in playing. See our Goat Yoga page for more information and a link to tickets.
We also raise Finnish Landrace sheep or Finn sheep. Their fiber is very soft and likened to merino. We sheer 2x yearly and offer raw fleece for sale. Perfect for felting or spinning into yarn. Typically, we carry, white, dark and light rosegrey, brown and the every beloved, true black. See our “fiber for sale” page for more details or email Roni at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We keep 2 large gardens, over 1/4 acre of production and have 2 small orchards and a berry patch. We are in a continuous state of converting the property into a permaculture forest. These means there are rows of fruit trees being grown in various locations throughout the property.
The Smithshyre wants your family to enjoy local seasonal veggies, herbs, fruit and eggs. A source of food that you can feel good about. Where you know the animals live on pasture and forage naturally. Where you know the farm is actually organic and the animals all feed organically. Where you know the farm works in harmony with nature. The Smithshyre is your source for seasonal food. Products available at our farm stand, picked for order and Kitsap Fresh, your all local, online farmers market.
For your convenience we have a self serve farm-stand open daily during daylight hours. We have eggs and seasonal offerings all year.
Our address is
22119 Foss RD NE
Poulsbo, WA 98370 just off Bond Rd. right outside Poulsbo
email us at email@example.com
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