Showing posts from May, 2023

Spring grazing is finally here!

We thought that we would be able to graze early this year.  Boy were we wrong.  The cattle finally got to go out on pasture yesterday and the sheep today.  We had to buy in hay starting in April.  We were so close!!! Lawnmowers hard at work We are starting the sheep off slowly by using them as lawnmowers around the barnyard.  By giving them just small bits of fresh green grass we keep them from getting bloat.  They also continue to have full access to bales of hay and can return to their barn at night or if the weather turns.  We will also put them on other areas around the house and barn before they go on to pasture full time.  We almost always have a neighbour stop by to tell us the sheep are out.  I guess we should tie bright flags on the electric netting. Pammy the Lammy Lambing started on February 11th this year.  We have had 27 lambs born with only 1 mortality.  There were 6 ewes that have not lambed.  So there may be more to come but I am skeptical.  We normally keep all of the