Fill the bottom of a pasta pot (a pot with a basket in it) with 2-3 inches of water. Put your cleaned, live clams into the basket, the basket in the pot, and the pot onto medium high heat. Steam the clams for 5-10 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside, reserving the liquid.
In a 6qt cast iron dutch oven over medium heat, cook the bacon until the edges begin to brown. Then add the celery, leeks, potato, bay leaves, thyme, smoked sausage, and coconut oil. Sweat for about 5 minutes then add the garlic and saute for another 3-5 minutes.
Add the chicken stock, coconut milk, clam juice, and 1 1/2 cups of water. Bring to a boil, reduce to simmer and add nutmeg. Simmer for 20 minutes
Add 3 cups of the clam water from cooking the clams and bring back to a simmer for another 10 minutes.
Remove the bay leaves and thyme sprigs from the soup. Add the kale, tarragon, parsley, and the clams (the ones you steamed and the canned clams). Simmer for 5 minutes and serve.