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01/30/08

  07:01:38 pm, by Karen   , 614 words  
Categories: Journal

Mid-winter

Winter marches on.... today was extremely windy and cold, with blowing snow in parts of the area. Most of the schools in Western NY were closed, and many businesses. Not mine, of course, so I had to go to work. The winds were gusting up to 60mph and t… more »

01/08/08

  06:58:53 pm, by Karen   , 41 words  
Categories: Journal

If you have dogs, read this

If you have dogs, have ever adopted a dog from a rescue or shelter, or are thinking about doing so, click on the title link and read the article. This is possibly the best dog/shelter/rescue-related piece I've ever read. more »

12/04/07

  06:48:20 pm, by Karen   , 49 words  
Categories: Journal

A little snow

Tamworth got its first big snowstorm and here are the results. Thank God for the tractor! The driveway looking out to the road: The yard in front of the in-law apartment. You can just see the unfinished chicken coop in the background: An… more »

12/03/07

  08:51:41 pm, by Karen   , 258 words  
Categories: Journal

Weekend stuff

This past weekend Ken did some more winterizing for both the humans and the sheep. In the apartment side of our house it turned out the windows were not installed exactly weathertight, and the wind was blowing directly into the house through the cracks.… more »

11/26/07

  07:32:38 pm, by Karen   , 266 words  
Categories: Journal

Coop progress

We made more progress on the new chicken coop this past weekend. Saturday we got the back and one side sheathed, and then started on the roof. One of the sheathing panels on the roof had to come off and be re-positioned, and then we put on the drip edg… 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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