Tips for Transitioning Sheep to Pasture

This time of year, my sheep stand at the fence line gazing at the fields as they begin to turn green. The lambs will stick their heads through the fence and under the gate just to get a nibble of the short grass growing on the other side. Once they get a taste for grass, they are intent on convincing … Read More

Three Common Eating Habits Between Children & Sheep

Recently, someone sent me an email asking a question about grazing: Is it true that when sheep graze a field, they bite down to the nub of the forage and leave nothing left of the grazed plants, and that this was part of the reason for the range wars  between cattlemen and shepherds between 1870-1920: the cattle had nothing to eat … Read More

Boosting Your Pasture Nutrition Through Frost Seeding

Frost seeding provides an easy, no-drill method to boost your pasture nutrition and extend your grazing season. With frost seeding, you can add various herbs and legumes to your existing pasture. Seeding is done in the early spring when the night time temperatures fall below freezing and day time temperatures are above freezing. In Vermont, this coincides with sugaring season. The … Read More

Baby Gotland Lambs~Sunday Stills

It has been a while since I joined Ed for one of his Sunday Stills. This week, I just could not resist when I saw he selected babies as the subject. I have two absolutely adorable Gotland ram lambs to share with you! They are enjoying the green spring grass.   Thank you for stopping by! Please leave a comment … Read More

Dandelions, Lambs and Grazing~Transitioning to Pasture

Dandelion blossoms fill the field across the road, leaving yellow faces on our Romney and Gotland sheep. In the early spring, we use this field to reintroduce the sheep to grazing after the long winter of eating hay. It takes about two weeks of going back and forth from the barn to the field, eating the lush grass a little … Read More