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06/08/09

  12:45:10 pm, by Karen   , 192 words  
Categories: Journal

More bear adventures

This morning, at 9:15, Jake and I went out the back door on the way to feed the sheep and the poultry. Jake immediately WUFF-ed and went to the edge of the slope behind the house, then started barking and growling loudly and charged down into the trees.… more »

06/02/09

  07:33:19 pm, by Karen   , 31 words  
Categories: Journal

Garden before and after

Here is the garden before I got started on it this year. The photo was taken April 12. And here is the garden as of today. It definitely needs to be bigger. more »

06/01/09

  12:32:34 am, by Karen   , 459 words  
Categories: Journal

Updates

I've been lax at updating so here is some of what has been going on, in random order: Yesterday we scored a huge pile of used metal roofing from Freecycle. Woohoo! We are going to be building a woodshed, and used metal roofing is just fine. Plus, a… more »

05/05/09

  12:25:49 pm, by Karen   , 15 words  
Categories: Pasture

Mixie's ewe lamb

Here are the photos of Mixie and her ewe lamb, twin to our bottle lamb. more »

05/03/09

  11:40:40 pm, by Karen   , 899 words  
Categories: Pasture

Final lamb rush

The remaining lambs came in a final rush on Friday. First, I went out in the morning to check on them, and found most everyone up in the hoophouse as it had been raining. I looked at Mixie as I thought she would be the next one to lamb. But then I not… 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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