We are often asked this question! Here's why Icelandics are great for small farms like ours:
Icelandics are a beautiful, hardy heritage breed. They come in many pretty colours and patterns.
Icelandics are born with short tails! = No tail docking.
They're seasonal breeders, so no castrating is necessary.
Icelandics are medium-sized and wonderful mothers, which makes them easy to handle and light on the land.
We love the beautiful horns, which also help them tolerate heat.
We have purebred registered Icelandic breeding stock available for sale year-round. Our lambs are born in April each year, and breeding stock is reserved starting in May. Lambs generally leave for their new farms between July and September. If you are interested in breeding stock, contact us today!
Farm Stand in August
Our delicious organic vegetables are grown in our own homemade compost without any synthetic fertilizers or pesticides or herbicides. We use traditional growing methods and modern coldframes, and the result is delicious and nutritious!
Chickens in the fields
We occasionally raise field-raised broiler chickens. They are processed at our local government-inspected poultry processor. We strongly believe in the ethical treatment of animals, and this traditional method of raising them is healthier and happier.
Black Grey Icelandic Ewe
We have many beautiful raw fall fleeces for sale in September each year, and some nice spring fleeces available in March.
We also have Icelandic Lopi yarn in browns, greys, black, and white. We also have some carded wool and roving in grey and black. Please contact us for availability.
Silverwood Farm Stand
Our heritage breed hens scratch outside from dawn until dusk, and eat a non-GMO feed along with any leftover organic vegetables from the garden and kitchen scraps.
Two of our hens and one rooster placed first at the Saanich Fair in 2018.
Young turkey strutting his stuff
We occasionally have lamb and turkey available for sale. We raise them the way they should be - out in the fields and well cared for. Please call us for availability.
Saanichton, BC Canada