The goats are almost ready for the primetime, but they need some more practice with people. These are introductory classes at a reduced rate.
Someday Spring will arrive. Today (3/22/18) is seems like old man winter is on his last gasp for the year. A rain and snow mix feel on the farm, only briefly. It didn’t not frost overnight even thought it was a clear night. Has the last frosty night come and gone? My internal almanac hopes […]
The old Foss farm came with a great old dairy barn. We keep our dairy goat herd in the barn. However, the barn needs a preservation project. The barn needs about $30,000 in work if it to remain standing. We have been award a Heritage Barn Initiative Grant. These grants require a 50% match so […]
We now have eggs for sale in our farm stand, as of March 16th 2017. $7 a dozen Pastured Raised Organic Fed Exact change only Our self serve farm stand is open all daylight hours.
This winter we have some ambitious plans. We have 2 greenhouses (high tunnels) we need to build. The smaller high tunnel is almost finished. We only need to put the greenhouse film on the 20 ft. by 20 ft. The large high tunnel is 30 ft. by 48 ft. These season extenders should help us […]
Is open for business during daylight hours. The farm stand does feature a reach in cooler and a self serve pay box. Exact change only please. Built as a community effort the post are made of split Cedar. Our neighbor Jacob Foss donated the 3, 12 foot Cedar logs. We did the splitting in the […]
Well after 2 full years on The Shyre we had our most exciting Spring yet. Our dairy goats (Dwarf Nigerians) had kids in late January, February and early March. 3 Does had 10 kids. 3 are does that we will keep here on The Shyre. We now have 5 does. We really enjoy our fresh […]
After a long Winter with few eggs are ladies are back! We have many dozens in the fridge, drop by the farm stand. We feed our hens organic feed and they are pasture raised. $7 a dozen Our farm stand is open daily during daylight hours. Exact change only please, sorry. Our feed “Scratch and […]
As Edg3 FUND (a small business award) finalist this high production video was produced on our behalf. Our experience with Edg3 FUND was rewarding, exciting & disappointing. No regrets just a deeper commitment to our farm. Thanks Kitsap Bank.
The “Carlson Barn” on the “Old Foss Farm” @ “The Smithshyre” is officially listed by Washington State’s Department of Architecture and Historic Preservation as a Heritage Barn. What does this mean for the barn, it has protected status. We are now eligible to apply for a grant to preserve the barn. We are very excited […]