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07/10/07

  01:07:37 pm, by Karen   , 335 words  
Categories: Journal

We are down to 8 remaining sheep now. A couple weeks ago, some nice folks came up from PA and took Quinn and her ram lamb (Trooper), and Cozette and her lambs Tug and Tessa back home with them. That got Quinn out of the barn where she had been sharing… more »

06/02/07

  12:17:09 am, by Karen   , 433 words  
Categories: Journal

Be your own vet!

Well, not really. But you do have to do a lot of things yourself when you raise animals, because calling a vet out for every little thing would be impractical, not to mention expensive. Tug is our oldest ram lamb, and he has these things on his head… more »

05/29/07

  06:19:08 pm, by Karen   , 1290 words  
Categories: Journal

Interrupted dreams

It's been over a week since we got the letter from the town zoning office informing us that in order to keep "farm animals" we were required by zoning ordinances to have 10 acres of land. As we do not have 10 acres, this is a problem. The zoning guy h… more »

05/20/07

  08:16:29 pm, by Karen   , 587 words  
Categories: Journal

Crazy days

It feels like we've been going going going without any time to relax these last few weeks. Between work at work and work at home, we're on a merry-go-round. To add to the stress, one of our ewes, Rose, has become a spoiled, demanding, brat. She always… more »

04/23/07

  10:03:38 pm, by Karen   , 287 words  
Categories: Journal

Grand finale

Penny finally lambed last night between 8 and 9pm. I went out around 8:10 and I could see she was trying to find a spot. She was doing a lot of pawing at the ground and pacing around. The lambs were being pests and every time she would lay down, someo… 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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