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03/26/07

  07:34:48 pm, by Karen   , 317 words  
Categories: Journal

Waiting for lambs

First lambs are due in a little over a week. Ken and I had planned a short two night stay in a B&B not too far away, for our anniversary, back before breeding season and before we knew that Cozette would be due the same week. We cancelled our B&amp… more »

03/14/07

  08:03:00 pm, by Karen   , 379 words  
Categories: Journal

Waterlogged

Feels like we've gone back in time to last fall when it wouldn't stop raining. We had a sudden warm up recently, and all the snow melted in two days. All the ditches and creeks were running full to the brim and they had a flash flood watch for some areas… more »

03/11/07

  09:05:23 pm, by Karen   , 22 words  
Categories: Journal

Sunny early Spring day

It's not technically Spring yet, but it felt like it today. Here's some photos of the sheep and chickens enjoying the weather. more »

03/09/07

  09:36:35 pm, by Karen   , 396 words  
Categories: Journal

Various updates

I found an Australian site that is dedicated to educating shepherds about intestinal parasites and how to defeat them. It's called WormBoss and I think it's a great site. It's oriented towards Australian producers of course, but there is a lot of usefu… more »

03/02/07

  09:57:33 pm, by Karen   , 274 words  
Categories: Journal

Things to have on hand

Here are some things we had on hand which helped us nurse Falkur through his crisis (see previous post): -Nutri-Drench for sheep -LA-200 (oxytetracycline long-acting antibiotic) -ProBios Plus paste (vitamins and good bacteria to restore rumen flora)… 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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