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  03:01:35 pm, by Karen   , 671 words  
Categories: Journal

This Warm House

As mentioned previously in another post, we plan on installing a woodstove and using that as our main heat source. We have two kerosene heaters, one in the main house and one in the apartment, but with K-1 at over $5/gallon, we really don't want to use… more »


  12:52:27 am, by Karen   , 387 words  
Categories: Journal

Happy chickens

The older chicks from the first shipment, and the guineas, have been in the new coop for a few days now. They've had to stay inside because we did not yet have any fencing up around the coop to keep them contained and keep other things out. However, to… more »


  11:09:27 pm, by Karen   , 118 words  
Categories: Journal

And more new arrivals

Mt. Healthy Hatcheries sent us some of the replacements on Monday for the chicks that died in shipping previously (see earlier post). I have to commend this business for their prompt response. Even though the fault was with USPS, they have replaced all… more »


  10:08:38 pm, by Karen   , 275 words  
Categories: Journal

The newest arrivals

Our newest additions to the farm are 8 guinea keets, or baby guinea fowl. They are around two weeks old, give or take a few days. Their main claim to fame is that they eat bugs almost exclusively, along with a few seeds here and there. They also are v… more »


  10:31:38 pm, by Karen   , 104 words  
Categories: Journal


As the plants come into bloom around here, there are many that I am unfamiliar with. One of my favorite websites is Dave's Garden. They have a forum there where you can post a picture of your mystery plant and usually within minutes you'll have one or… 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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