Archives for: March 2009


Permalink 01:28:22 pm, by Karen Email , 167 words   English (US)
Categories: Journal

They're ba-a-a-ck!

Well, the three little delinquents showed up this morning in time for breakfast. I suspect they spent the night under the shed. Although I looked under there last night as best I could, there are some areas that are hard to see. After everyone was out… more »


Permalink 11:20:20 pm, by Karen Email , 197 words   English (US)
Categories: Journal

Without a trace

Three Muscovies have disappeared - poof! - gone. They were there this afternoon when I went out to feed everyone, but at dusk when I went out to close up the chicken coop, there were only four ducks accounted for. Ken and I tramped around with flashlig… more »


Permalink 01:17:36 am, by Karen Email , 476 words   English (US)
Categories: Pasture

New home for house chicken

So we've had this chicken living in the house (see post from March 2nd) for almost a couple months now, and we've been trying to integrate her back into the flock. She had healed from her hawk-inflicted wounds, and grown almost all her feathers back.… more »


Permalink 01:07:34 am, by Karen Email , 23 words   English (US)
Categories: Journal

Our new website!

As of tonight, I have uploaded the files for our farm website, which now links to this blog. Please visit Birchtree Farm! Thanks! more »


Permalink 02:20:00 pm, by Karen Email , 603 words   English (US)
Categories: Journal

Guineas are annoying

Can I just tell you how annoying guineas are? I mean, really, really, really annoying. We started with 8 guineas keets and high hopes. We now have 3 and our hopes are considerably lower. There's a pretty bad tick problem around here, and guineas love… more »


Permalink 09:26:12 pm, by Karen Email , 59 words   English (US)
Categories: Journal

House chicken outdoes herself

The house chicken laid an egg. She's done it before so that's nothing special. She's laid 4 in the last 5-6 days. But with the fourth one this week, she must have been trying to impress us. This had to be painful. What do you think? Yes, those othe… more »


Permalink 07:29:23 pm, by Karen Email , 656 words   English (US)
Categories: Journal

Magnificent Muscovies

Yesterday Ken and I drove a couple hours to pick up some Muscovy ducks that were being given away by a man who could no longer keep them. We had been planning to get some ducklings this year, either locally or shipped from a hatchery, but when I posted… more »


Permalink 12:59:43 pm, by Karen Email , 363 words   English (US)
Categories: Journal

More snow, a chicken in the house, and other fun

About a month ago one of our hens was attacked by a hawk. I got out there before too much damage was done, and she spent the last few weeks in a crate in our living room next to the woodstove, living the good life. She healed fine on her own and starte… 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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