Archives for: July 2009

07/28/09

Permalink 04:36:07 pm, by Karen Email , 325 words   English (US)
Categories: Journal

Clearing for pasture

We finally contacted a forester about getting our land logged and cleared so we can have our own pasture, instead of having to borrow it (we've been grateful to be able to do so, but we really want to have our sheep here, and not somewhere else!). Every… more »

07/26/09

Permalink 09:03:43 pm, by Karen Email , 489 words   English (US)
Categories: Journal

New hay feeder

We built a new hay feeder this past week. The goal was to build something that was easy to fill, but that the sheep could not climb into, and that would not waste too much hay. We have two other hay feeders. The first one is based on a design that… more »

07/04/09

Permalink 06:42:25 pm, by Karen Email , 136 words   English (US)
Categories: Journal

No Farms No Food

"Agriculture not only gives riches to a nation, but the only riches she can call her own." -- Samuel Johnson, English writer (born September 18, 1709) Did you know that America loses 1.2 MILLION acres of farmland each year? According to American Farm… 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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