Archives for: August 2006


Permalink 07:34:42 pm, by Karen Email , 724 words   English (US)
Categories: Journal

Control the food, control the people

The National Animal Identification System is on the way. Haven't heard of it? It's an initiative by the USDA, agribusiness, and microchip-making companies to require the tagging of every animal to include cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, poultry, rabbits, c… more »


Permalink 01:05:36 pm, by Karen Email , 318 words   English (US)
Categories: Journal


Rose is a pet. She comes right up to you, looking for that scoop or bucket you must certainly be carry that contains the pelleted feed. What? You mean you *aren't* carrying the bucket of yummy pellets? What's wrong with you? You're supposed to bring… more »


Permalink 01:01:03 pm, by Karen Email , 322 words   English (US)
Categories: Journal

A sad day....

Yesterday I went out to top up the water tank, and found our ram lamb lying dead by one of our big cottonwood trees. He was only 3.5 months old. Not a great thing to have happen when you've only been shepherds for a total of about 10 days. He had been… more »
Sharing ideas from our small farm in NH, where we raise Icelandic sheep and assorted poultry. We are members of ISBONA (Icelandic Sheep Breeders of North America) and the CLRC (Canadian Livestock Records Corporation). We also participate in the Voluntary Scrapie Flock Certification Program (NH54). Contact us at karen [at] birchtreefarm [dot] com. Please also visit the farm website at Birchtree Farm.
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