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  01:41:04 pm, by   , 643 words  
Categories: Journal

Spring Fever

Spring is coming, and it can't get here fast enough. Someone mentioned Spring fever earlier today, and I agree - I am tired of cold and want warmth and green things. It's not that we had a bad winter. We had lower than normal snowfall amounts, and… more »


  12:28:19 pm, by Karen   , 461 words  
Categories: Journal


Winter is here and I haven't felt much like blogging. We were in the throes of get-it-done-before-the-snow-gets-here for most of the fall, especially November. Fortunately the snow held off for the most part until December. We got a little bit early i… more »


  12:12:49 am, by Karen   , 874 words  
Categories: Journal

Halloween Horror! (it's not what you think)

Plumbing... ugh. Let's just say that whoever plumbed the drain system from the apartment through to the main house did a thoroughly bass-ackward job. Long-time readers will remember how the drains froze up last winter, and how we had to scramble to get… more »


  06:05:34 pm, by Karen   , 153 words  
Categories: Journal

Pelts for sale

Seems I have a bit of catching up to do blog-wise, but I did want to share that we now have some beautiful Icelandic sheepskin pelts for sale on our farm website, here. These were professionally tanned using a method that produces a pelt that does not… more »


  12:10:19 am, by Karen   , 295 words  
Categories: Journal

Woodshed, coop, and hay shelter

Ken's parents have been visiting, and while here they have been helping us get our leftover firewood from last year restacked in the new woodshed. This was not as simple as just moving the old stack to the woodshed. Much of the wood was from a couple o… 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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