Author Archives: SaltSpringSprout

Livestock Guardian Dogs For Sale

This is the only litter we will be offering for sale. We have a pair of wonderful, working livestock guardians (featured in the first photo) and we’ve let them have one litter. We have a small farm of sheep, goats, … Continue reading

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The Sting of Failure: What NOT To Do With Bees.

No, I’m not going to apologize for my cheesy title. Is that a back-door way of apologizing? Anyway, failure hurts. It makes me feel sorta stupid and naive. We attended one beekeepers meeting. One. First lesson:  Don’t get bees if … Continue reading

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Our First Lambs

Our Icelandic ewe, Nidi,  had twins yesterday afternoon. (This is a gallery so if you want to see the pictures larger just click on them.)

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Cheesecake From Goat’s Milk Chèvre

I know I’m posting this on April Fool’s Day but this is not a joke. See? The cheesecake doesn’t use any cream cheese. It’s still silky and luscious. And no, it doesn’t taste GOATY! But let’s take a few steps … Continue reading

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Nina’s Birth Story

It’s almost been a month since this year’s kids were born. February was literally a blur. I had vertigo writing out the March calendar on the dry erase board when I came to the end and had to write “April 1, 2, … Continue reading

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Piper’s Birth Story

Piper is a wonderful dairy goat. She’s so calm. When I bought her from Sunny Pine Dairy as a bottle baby a couple of years ago, the girl who worked there helped me pick her out. She told me her … Continue reading

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Finley’s Birth Story

Piper, Nina and Finley are our goats. We bred them to a Boer buck in September. Their due dates were February 6, 11 and 10, respectively. Finley started showing some discharge on February 2. It was clear but I got … Continue reading

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