Our seasonal offerings of no-spray produce include: transparent apples, gravenstein apples, sweet corn, carving pumpkins, decorative pumpkins, sugarpie pumpkins, butternut squash, and hubbard squash. We also have assorted cut flowers with a focus on lilacs and dahlias for spring and summer 2020. Ask us for our current pricelist!
Our hens are fed a certified organic feed and we do not medicate them. They spend their time on our farm roaming happily with plenty of pasture to dig in and eat. This means that our eggs are more nutritious than eggs laid by hens that live in confinement. Eggs that you buy from us contain less cholesterol and saturated fat, more beta carotene, more folic acid, more vitamins A, D, & E, and more omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids. Eggs are $7/dozen; call/text or email us to arrange pickup from the farm. We do have some delivery options as well.
We select for health, hardiness, temperament, production and physical conformation in all of our breeding stock. We avoid routine deworming and medicating. We are passionate about producing healthy food in an environmentally responsible way.
Why Nigerian Dwarfs?
Nigerian Dwarfs trace their ancestry back to West African origins, but their development for dairy qualities occurred later in Texas and is attributed to two breeders: Kathleen Clapp and Sharla Parker. The breed has seen more rapid development over the last 20 or so years and Nigerians have become known for their dairy qualities, friendly personality, and colourful coats (NDGA 2017). We chose Nigerian Dwarfs because of these breed traits. Our small children enjoy the sweet rich milk that is higher in butterfat content than other breeds. We appreciate the small size and gentle personalities of the goats around our little kids and the children of friends and family that we often have visiting. Their attractive array of coat colours make for many surprises at kidding time and the goats make wonderful pets as does and wethers.
Meet Our Nigerian Dwarfs
We are focused on breeding our registered Nigerian Dwarf goats for strong dairy character, conformation and production. We are carefully building our foundation herd with individuals bred by top Canadian breeders and descended from US imports. Our goats come from disease-tested herds, are free of CL abcesses and are tested CAE and Johne’s negative since 2016.
Wonderland GJ Landslider
Slider is a handsome chamoisee buck with a great dairy lineage. He is out of Stormwatcher My Charlotte (Reserve Champion ND Senior Doe at North Thompson Fall Fair 2016) to US import Cammana OMF Gold Jackpot. Charlotte’s sire is US import Odds Are D Mighty Midas. With strong US breeding on both sides of his pedigree and a great top line and rump length, we have high hopes for Wonderland Landslider and look forward to seeing what he throws!
Elfin Acres NB Flatline
Elfin Acres NB Flatline GP84 2016 joined our farm in March 2018. He brings lovely dairyness with wonderful length, depth and spring of rib. Flatline’s breeder, Marybeth, says that his line has conformation, production, and lovely udders all in a small package. His maternal grandma (Mandisa 2*M 2017 VEEE 90 ALPHA S1 CASEIN B/E), dam Zahra (3*M 2017 VVEV 87), and sister Zalika (4*M) are all still in the Elfin Acres herd and Zalika is mentioned as an exceptional milker with a smaller frame and beautiful conformation. Elfin Acres TT Mandisa certainly is beautifully structured. Flatline had a tentative start in life and so is aptly named – you can read his story here.
Outlaw’s Blue Taffy
With a lineage of friendly goats, this buckskin girl comes by her sweet and easy-to-handle personality honestly – never even needing to be trained to the milking stand! She has good size, angulation, great foreudder attachments and udder floor, and good sized teats and orifices with quick milk let-down. Linebred on her US sire Camanna FS Sudden Impulse who is known for milk production, she is moonspotted, polled and blue-eyed! We haven’t been able to truly assess her capacity yet; but in her first kidding with us as a 2nd freshener she raised her set of quads without assistance AND also fed the other 5-7 kids in the herd while we milked her once daily for 3 months.
Lil Bit Country Cyndi Lou
An easy keeper, but also painfully shy, Lil Bit Country Cyndi Lou VG86 2016 (Cedar Green Little Raven x Linwood SI Whiskey) is the offspring of one of the favourite milkers over at Yellowpoint. Not only is she a Raven daughter, she is a Thistle Creek Ebony Angel granddaughter and Cedar Green Twilight niece! Cyndi classified VG86 2016. Cyndi has a lovey udder floor, good rear attachments, good medial and she is our favourite for texture. Third freshening capacity at 5 weeks, 14 hour fill: 2.4 lbs (4 1/2 cups).
Curl Creek Lone Blossom
Curl Creek Lone Blossom (“Fidget”) came to us on New Year’s Day 2019 from our friends at Footnote Farm. She has a strong lineage including her granddam, Thistle Creek Blue Ivy, and her sire, Hetlandcreek TT Lone Ranger. We hope to see Ranger make a strong mark when we have the opportunity to freshen her this spring. Fidget is still a little shy about her new surroundings (and our farm cats!) and we will snap more photos of her when she has settled in. Thank you, Jenny, at Footnote!
Lil Bit Country Southern Dawn
We are thrilled to have a Thistle Creek Ruby Tuesday girl in our herd. Dawn’s US imported sire is no slouch either; Camanna’s CIB Hennessy has a great dairy lineage. We freshened Dawn as a 17 month old. Her most notable udder feature that we are happy to see in our herd is her very long teats. Her udder is well attached in the rear and we are happy with her first freshener capacity, with 1.1 lbs on a 16 hour hold. It will be interesting to see what changes come as she matures into her 2nd freshening.
2018 Junior & Yearling Does
First Freshening Spring 2020
[Dam: Outlaw Acres Blue Taffy] [Sire: Elfin Acres F Hawthorne]
van H’s Charlotte’s Web | DOB: March 16, 2018
van H’s Cosmic Junebug | DOB: March 16, 2018
van H’s Honeybee Parade | DOB: March 16, 2018
van H’s Little Ladybug | DOB: March 16, 2018
[Dam: Lil Bit Country Cyndi Lou] [Sire: Pholia Farm UB Destiny]
Renegade Beetle Bailey | DOB: June 25, 2018
Renegade Cricketsong | | DOB: June 25, 2018
[Dam: Lil Bit Country Southern Dawn] [Sire: Wonderland GJ Landslider]
van H’s Firefly | DOB: Sept 26, 2018
Nigerian Dwarf Availability & Sales Policy
Our 2019 kidding season has come to a close and all available kids have been reserved. Check back for updates as we plan our fall breeding lineup! Sign up for our waitlist and to be notified when we have goats available that match your criteria.
|Elfin Acres NB Flatline||Lil Bit Country Cyndi Lou||April 4, 2019|
|Wonderland GJ Landslider||Linwood Hailey’s Comet||April 4, 2019|
|Elfin Acres NB Flatline||Happy Hoof Acres Dixie||April 4, 2019|
|Elfin Acres NB Flatline||Outlaw’s Blue Taffy||May 2, 2019|
|Cedar Green Oak||Curl Creek Lone Blossom||May 23, 2019|
|—||Lil Bit Country Southern Dawn||—|
Please subscribe to our waitlist to be notified of Nigerian Dwarf goats when they become available. We will no longer be accepting reservations prior to kiddings, but rather we will advertise goats as they become available. By filling out this registration form you will help us make the best possible match for future owner and goat so please fill it out as fully as you can! Feel free to contact us directly with any questions you might have. Our next kidding season will begin in spring 2020.
We are no longer accepting reservations for unborn stock. For the 2019 kidding season we will be advertising goats as they become available so that we can make the best possible fit to what you are looking for. Please subscribe to our waitlist to be notified of available goats.
Available goats can be reserved with a non-refundable deposit of 50% of the purchase price. Bucklings and wethers are ready to go home with you at eight weeks of age and doelings will be let go when they are twelve weeks old. Goats should be picked up promptly or alternative arrangements should be discussed with us. Failure to pick up on time will result in forfeiture of your reservation. ***Goats MUST NOT be kept alone. If bringing home a single goat from us, you must have at least one other goat.***
Our prices are as follows: $500-$700 for registered doelings, bucklings, mature does, and mature bucks and $300 for wethers.
Your purchase of a goat kid from us includes registration with the Canadian Livestock Records Corporation and tattoos (for bucklings and doelings), disbudding, and vaccination for Clostridium Perfringens Types C&D and Tetanus.
While we do our best with banding and disbudding, many parameters are out of our control once goats leave our farm; so we do not guarantee that kids will not develop scurs after disbudding and we don’t guarantee effectiveness of banding. We do not offer a health guarantee on goats beyond guaranteeing that they are generally healthy upon leaving our farm and that if we do happen have any health concerns, these will be disclosed and discussed with you at the time of sale.
Payments can be made by cash or e-transfer.
The Perfect Breed for Backyard Production
We raise show-calibre Satin rabbits in black, blue, broken, chocolate, and otter. We have been raising these jewel-like rabbits for over 18 years and find them to be the perfect fit for backyard show and meat production. Satins have calm personalities, good mothering instincts, hardiness, and a beautiful and unique sheen to their fur. Unlike most of the other commercially-typed breeds, they come in a vibrant array of varieties and your nestboxes can be a rainbow of colour! Show-calibre Satins bred to the American Rabbit Breeders Association’s Standard of Perfection have medium bone and excellent feed conversion efficiency, carcass quality, and meat-to-bone ratio. With all of these qualities and a luxurious coat of fur unlike any other commercial breed, we can’t think of a better breed of rabbit to raise on our homestead.
What’s Happening In The Rabbitry?
In the spring of 2018, southwestern British Columbia experienced a number of outbreaks of Rabbit Hemorrhagic Virus variant 2 (RHDV2). As a result, we were unable to compete in shows for most of 2018. The virus also caused us to scale back our herd and shut down our breeding program. We look forward to hopefully pulling the herd back into production for the 2019 show season.
|KK Jellybean||van H’s Cadbury Mini Egg||03.21.19||black, blue, white|
|KK Jellybean||van H Surf The Pacific||03.18.19||black, blue, white|
Due to the high-demand for our stock, we recommend that you contact us to be placed on our waitlist. We occasionally have individuals come available that have not been spoken for and when we do, they will be listed here and on our Facebook page. Our prices start at $125 for pedigreed youngsters with potential and $80 for nice unpedigreed youngsters.
|03.08.19||Enumclaw, WA||George Germaine||van H Graceful||BOB, Reserve In Show|
|03.08.19||Enumclaw, WA||George Germaine||van H Apple||BOV of 3|
|03.08.19||Enumclaw, WA||Jeff Jewett||van H TumTum||BOB & Honourable Mention|
|10.14.17||Monroe, WA||Jessica Matheson||van H’s Chocolate Chip||BOV of 2|
|10.14.17||Monroe, WA||Jessica Matheson||Malvini’s Idaho||BOV of 3|
|10.14.17||Monroe, WA||George Germaine||van H’s Chocolate Chip||BOV of 2|
|10.14.17||Monroe, WA||George Germaine||van H’s Mist||BOV of 3|
|07.08.17||Monroe, WA||Cathy Dunkle||van H’s Dice||BOSV of 5|
|07.08.17||Monroe, WA||Cindy Wickizer||van H’s Dice||BOV leg|
|04.22.17||Qualicum Beach, BC||Allen Mesick||van H’s This Ones For You Rick||BOB leg|
|03.04.17||Enumclaw, WA||Sarah Petersen||The Satin Hutch ZACK||BOV of 4|
|03.04.17||Enumclaw, WA||Sarah Petersen||The Satin Hutch ZEKI||BOV leg|
|12.05.09||Monroe, WA||Karen Lovett||Clover Patch’s DEL 1||BOV leg|
|06.25.05||Ellensburg, WA||David Kroenke||Clover Patch’s Roxy||1 of 6|
|05.07.05||Monroe, WA||Jeff Jewett||Clover Patch’s Roxy||BOB leg|
|04.23.05||Bremerton, WA||Karen Lovett||Clover Patch’s CP151||BOS leg|
|04.23.05||Bremerton, WA||Karen Lovett||Clover Patch’s Roxy||BOB leg|
|12.06.03||Monroe, WA||Fred Roberts||Smith’s 1PYE||BOSV|
|11.22.03||Monroe, WA||Roger Hassenpflug||Smith’s 1PYE||BOS leg of 48|
|09.22.01||Kamloops, BC||Fred Roberts||Clover Patch’s SU02||BOB leg|
|09.22.01||Kamloops, BC||Fred Roberts||Clover Patch’s Canuck||BOS leg|
|12.05.01||Mt Vernon, WA||—||Clover Patch’s Canuck||BOB leg|
|09.22.01||Kamloops, BC||Kevin Rudolph||Clover Patch’s Canuck||BOB leg, Best 6 Class|
|09.22.01||Kamloops, BC||Kevin Rudolph||Clover Patch’s K02||BOS leg|
|07.07.01||Monroe, WA||Vern Palmblad||Clover Patch’s Canuck||BOB leg|
|07.07.01||Monroe, WA||Vern Palmblad||Clover Patch’s KBZ||BOS leg|
|06.09.01||Monroe, WA||Linda Shuping||Clover Patch’s KB2A1||BOS leg|
|03.31.01||Bremerton, WA||Gary Fellers||Clover Patch’s CP091||BOV leg|
|03.31.01||Bremerton, WA||Gary Fellers||Clover Patch’s CP0D0||Best In Show of 443|
|03.31.01||Bremerton, WA||Gary Fellers||Clover Patch’s CP0A0||BOSV leg|
We are Steve (full-time teacher, greenthumb grower extraordinaire, builder and fixer of all things farm) and Marie (work-at-home web designer and artist, flock/herd manager and animal husbandry guru) and our three farmhands. Our children are still very young but they participate fully in our farm activities and their responsibilities continue to grow just as they do! They take their jobs very seriously and these include: helping to collect eggs, harvesting fruits and vegetables, bringing the grain rations out to our lactating does, and most importantly, playing with the goat kids and farm cats and exploring the beautiful natural setting of our farm. Our farm is located in pastoral south Langley, British Columbia, Canada. Thank you for supporting our family farm!