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12/10/08

  01:27:30 am, by Karen   , 765 words  
Categories: Journal

More Catching Up

I really need to keep up with this blog better. It's been another month plus since my last entry. So here's the news from Birchtree Farm... The Monday of Thanksgiving week was the last day before the snow came. The rams were still over on the borro… more »

11/07/08

  03:00:32 pm, by Karen   , 241 words  
Categories: Journal

Keeping Warm

We now have our new Resolute Acclaim stove installed, as of yesterday. Here are some photos of the final stages of preparing the hearth area. The hearth floor - my first time laying tile. Not too bad, eh? The hardibacker cement board mounted… more »

11/04/08

  02:42:42 pm, by Karen   , 126 words  
Categories: Journal

Words of wisdom

Found this, called "The Ten Cannots" the other day: * You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. * You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. * You cannot help little men by tearing down big men. * You ca… more »

11/02/08

  01:12:44 am, by Karen   , 267 words  
Categories: Journal

Catching up

It's been a busy month since my last entry. We've had folks visiting, helping with getting various things done like stacking wood, picking up apples, and painting the K-1 tank. We've sheared sheep, worked on the hearth, and of course, brought home a new… more »

09/30/08

  03:02:12 am, by   , 316 words  
Categories: Journal

Very soon now we will have a new addition to the farm. We are getting an English Shepherd puppy from the Blacksheep Homestead Farm in Rock Stream, NY and are *very* excited. The English Shepherd (ES) is a type of old-time farm collie. More about farm… 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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