Animal Bios

Pygmy Goats

Oreo & Tyrion

Oreo & Tyrion are our two pygmy goat wethers (castrated male goats), from a hobby farm called, The 10 Acre Woods, in Anola, MB. They were born April 15, 2016 and are twin brothers. They joined the farm in July 2016.

With help from local goat guru, Carol Inkster (Emo, ON), we banded the boys (castrated) and got a list of minerals and care instructions, to properly provide for them. Carol is our go-to resource; we are extremely appreciative of her help and enjoy her company.

Oreo and Tyrion will ALWAYS have a forever home with us. They are very sweet, well-behaved, social boys and they are definitely a part of the family.

Dixie & Darla

Dixie & Darla are our two pygmy goat does (female goats), from a hobby farm called, The 10 Acre Woods, in Anola, MB. They were born September 1, 2017 and are twin sisters.

The girls were started as bottle babies, in a person's home. They were then brought the The 10 Acre Woods, by the owners, as they were no longer able to care for them. We had casually been looking for a couple de-budded female pygmies to add to our herd, the timing was right, and the rest is history! They joined the farm in December 2017.

Dixie & Darla will ALWAYS have a forever home with us. They are the sweeetest girls, who fit in with the rest of the herd right from the start, and they are definitely a part of the family.

BK

BK joined us in June of 2018 after living the high life at a horse stable in Dryden. At his previous home, when BK and his winter buddies (mini donkeys) moved to their summer pasture, he kept escaping the pen and wreaking havoc on gardens and engaging in general goat Tom Foolery! So his owners put him back into his winter pen, but he was too lonely all by himself so they decided BK needed to move to a place where he could join a goat herd... And BK has been with us ever since!

He is a sweet, social guy who is especially close with Dixie & Darla. BK has a forever home at The Spry Farm.


Potbelly x Kune Kune Pigs

Dolly Porkin & Patsy Swine

Dolly Porkin’ & Patsy Swine are our two potbelly x kune kune pigs from Hoffman’s Hobby Farm in Murillo, ON.

Leanne has always loved pigs. For Christmas, in 2016, Tyler surprised her with a potbelly x kune kune piglet from friends, Amy and Scott Hoffman (Hoffman’s Hobby Farm). A couple months down the line and we decided to get a second pig, so they could be each other’s buddy, and that’s how we ended up with our two girls.

Both of our girls are spayed and were very well socialized by Amy before we got them home. They are an absolute hoot and we love seeing their sweet faces and giving them a good scratch each day. They are NOT food and we care for, and treat them, like the PETS they are. They have a forever home at The Spry Farm.


Miniature Horses / Ponies

Huck & Sawyer

Huck & Sawyer are our two miniature horse geldings. We bought them from a family in Steinbach, MB in April of 2016. Aside from their ages (Huck foaled out in 2010; Sawyer in 2012), we don’t know much about their past.

We wanted the minis for our sons, Henry & Waylon, to ride but they are also broke to drive and pull a cart.

They are both very good boys (aside from picking on the pigs and goats, occasionally) and we love having them around. Even after our boys have outgrown them, they will have a permanent home at The Spry Farm.

Scarlett & Peppa

Scarlett & Peppa are our two miniature horse mares. We bought them from a young woman in Grunthal, MB in March of 2019. They had been purchased as a pair, at an auction sale in the fall of 2018, "...in hopes of saving them from meat buyers and finding them a nice home." We don't know much about them, other than that they are a mother-daughter duo (Scarlett is Peppa's Mama), that Peppa was foaled in spring 2018 and Scarlett was foaled out around 2014-2015, making her 3 or 4 years old when we purchased her in 2019.

They are both very sweet girls, they fit right in with our two geldings, and we love having them around. They will have a home at The Spry Farm.


Miniature Donkeys

Hank & Maria

Hank & Maria are our two miniature donkeys and they will ALWAYS have a forever home with us. They are super sweet, intelligent, social donkeys and have worked their way into our hearts.

Hank

Hank came from a petting zoo in Portage La Prairie, MB. He was born in 2017 and, as a baby, travelled the petting zoo circuit with his mama and his previous owners' other animals. As he grew into a yearling, and his previous owners, not needing him for breeding purposes, decided that he too needed a new lot in life... so we welcomed him with open arms at The Spry Farm! Hank came to us with little-to-no handling and has gotten very comfortable and sociable with everyone on the farm.

Maria

Maria came from a hobby farm in Darlingford, MB where she was born in 2013, and raised as a bottle-fed baby. She grew up to be part of her previous owners' breeding program, but sadly she was not a good mother, resulting in her babies having to be bottle fed rather than nursed, so she needed a new purpose in life... like being loved on at The Spry Farm! Maria is very sociable and sweet and has fit right in with everyone on the farm.


Poultry

Silkie Chickens

Silkies were on Leanne’s “chicken wish list” after seeing them in Youtube videos, while researching chickens; they do not disappoint! Silkies are AWESOME little chickens and we’ll always have some around. We bought our first four silkies, as day-old chicks, from Snoetic Farm in Roblin, MB. We just so happened to end up with three hens and one rooster. We successfully hatched out one batch of our own chicks in 2016 and have also ordered day-old chicks from Murray McMurray Hatchery in spring of 2018. Silkies lay a smaller size, tan-coloured egg, about every second day... when they aren't molting or broody!

Silver Laced Wyandottes

Silver laced wyandottes were also on Leanne’s “chicken wish list” after seeing them in Youtube videos. They are a really beautiful looking chicken and are a friendly, curious, and laid back breed that we will definitely continue to keep in the future. We bought our silver laced wyandottes, as day-old chicks, from Murray McMurray Hatchery in Webster, IA. Wyandottes lay large brown eggs nearly every day, when not molting. They also slow down egg production throughout the winter (we do not keep them under lights and do not heat their coop) and we go along with nature's way of giving them a break.

Buff Orpington, Ameraucana, and Blue Red-Laced Wyandottes

We bought all the above-mentioned breeds, as day-old chicks, from Murray McMurray Hatchery in Webster, IA in Spring 2019. We are looking forward to having blue eggs from our Ameraucanas, enjoy the laid back personalities of our Buff Orpingtons, and take in the beauty of our Blue Red-Laced Wyandottes.

Standard Bronze Turkeys & White Holland Turkeys

We bought the above-mentioned breeds, as day-old chicks, from Murray McMurray Hatchery in Webster, IA in Spring 2019. Turkeys are funny birds and we enjoy their antics around the farm... if only they would quit pooping on our deck, they'd be truly loved!