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Permalink 12:15:14 pm, by Karen Email , 1121 words   English (US)
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New beginnings

It has been a LONG time since I've written anything in the blog. This was mostly because we created a page on Facebook, and that sort of took over as the place to find updates and photos. But I didn't want to totally abandon the blog, and this seemed lik… more »


Permalink 10:41:55 pm, by Karen Email , 551 words   English (US)
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We have finally finished our fencing project and have pasture for our sheep!We have had pasture-envy for these past nearly 4 years, since we moved from NY to NH. Every time we pass an open and unused green field we try not to drool, and we wonder… more »


Permalink 12:39:50 am, by Karen Email , 852 words   English (US)
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Life, death, and lambing

As is so often the case with sheep, joy and sadness intermingle. This year our oldest and favorite ewe, Penny, lambed first. I never do guess correctly who is going to lamb first. Last year I was sure it would be Liadan, and it ended up being Niamh.… more »


Permalink 09:26:42 pm, by Karen Email , 21 words   English (US)
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Peaceful winter morning

Here are scenes from February 7th, in the early morning after a light snow. I love the color in these photos. more »


Permalink 09:47:01 pm, by Karen Email , 283 words   English (US)
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Clearing fenceline

As long as the weather holds out we will keep working on clearing fenceline.  We are more than halfway done at this point, and even have some posts in.  The clearing takes the longest though and we are focusing on getting that done before we go ahead and… more »

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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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