Sheep are good. They provide so much to the small holder and ask for very little in return. The learning curve is steep, but the rewards are fantastic. What other animal provides you with so much yet only desires simple shelter, grass, water, and sunlight to thrive? From a trio of sheep (a ram and two ewes) your small piece of land can enjoy wool, meat, fleeces, horn, lambs, milk, and complimentary lawn mowing. They are generally quiet and peaceful and if you have a stock dog you just became a tiny god in his eyes. I have been keeping sheep for a few years now, since 2009, and even with all the mistakes, heartbreak, and sore muscles I must say I have learned more from these critters than anything I else I raise for the table around here. I am proud of the growing flock at Common Sense Farm and of the three romping ram lambs here all sold and on their way to new farms in the next few weeks. Yes indeed, sheep are good.
The blog of author Jenna Woginrich of Cold Antler Farm. Where pop culture meets agriculture! Here she writes about her adventures following her feral life as a self-employed writer, homesteader, archer, falconer, equestrian, martial artist, hunter, spinner, brewer, geek, and real-life Game of Thrones Extra. She loves movies, music, running far, and eating animals.
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