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  09:26:12 pm, by Karen   , 59 words  
Categories: Journal

House chicken outdoes herself

The house chicken laid an egg. She's done it before so that's nothing special. She's laid 4 in the last 5-6 days. But with the fourth one this week, she must have been trying to impress us. This had to be painful. What do you think? Yes, those othe… more »


  07:29:23 pm, by Karen   , 656 words  
Categories: Journal

Magnificent Muscovies

Yesterday Ken and I drove a couple hours to pick up some Muscovy ducks that were being given away by a man who could no longer keep them. We had been planning to get some ducklings this year, either locally or shipped from a hatchery, but when I posted… more »


  12:59:43 pm, by Karen   , 363 words  
Categories: Journal

More snow, a chicken in the house, and other fun

About a month ago one of our hens was attacked by a hawk. I got out there before too much damage was done, and she spent the last few weeks in a crate in our living room next to the woodstove, living the good life. She healed fine on her own and starte… more »


  12:35:46 pm, by Karen   , 112 words  
Categories: Journal

January thaw slightly late

We finally got our January thaw, even if it took until February to get here. Yesterday was a glorious 55 degrees. Everything is very squishy. It's impossible not to track mud into the house, but I'm not going to complain. I keep a towel by the door t… more »
  03:02:38 am, by Karen   , 93 words  
Categories: Journal

Enjoy your Valentine's Day edibles

I think everyone should read this article, and the ones it links to. We are so, so, so weight-obsessed in this country, that anyone not fitting the government BMI charts is automatically labeled "unhealthy" and if you are a celebrity, every pound you ga… 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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