When we got the sheep last year I had no idea how much grazing land that they would need. The areas that we had ready for them were completely eaten down by the time Winter arrived and since they weren’t partitioned the sheep didn’t give the green growth much of a chance to blossom this spring so the areas they were living in were kinds of spots of desert in a sea of green.
With the fences going up over the summer we were able to open up more and more area until the electric netting can now be run from the corners of the house giving the sheep and goats the run of the entire (partially fenced) property. That includes the back yard.
Here is Jeepers minus her wool, notice the lack of greenery in the vicinity of the girls barn area.
This picture is taken from the deck, the lambs are in a hard to mow area right by the house and are taking care of the grass for us.
I can’t believe how much they have grown.
The only real complete grassy area is the back yard, everything else is in transition from forest. Azalea is a real cutie.
Any trees that are cut down are left in place for a few days to provide a banquet for the four legged diners.
Alma is now almost as tall as her mother Jeepers.
The goats love to munch on leaves.
Becca Boo and the rest of the goat clan simply love to climb on the fallen trunks and crash through the branches.
Here is a view from the back deck, it is just so relaxing to watch the animals graze. I never would have imagined that I would one day have sheep, goats, guineas, and chickens all cavorting happily in my back yard.