The sheep have been enjoying moving from pasture to pasture this spring and summer – mostly with the help of my new electric net fencing I got from Premier 1 Supplies. I am really loving having that fencing so that I can rotate the sheep, and keep them safe from coyotes.
Just recently, however, I’ve moved the fence to allow a much larger grazing area. I’m careful to bring them in every night though as there is a lot of wild rose bushes – which makes for great forage, but also great hiding for predators.
The sheep are not alone either – they’ve got six male llamas for company and some sort of protection. The llamas are owned by a friend of ours who uses them for packing. They are certainly not touted as “guard llamas” but I’ve noticed a tendency in a couple of them. I also know that in hanging out with the sheep, they’re also protecting themselves and would inadvertantly protect the sheep.
For the most part, the sheep are doing really well out on the grasses and bushes. There’s also lots of blackberries and willows that are good for the sheep as well. It is interesting to watch and see what the sheep crave each day.
Speaking of quickly moving days — this little girl is turning 5 on Sunday! Wow, where did the time go? I started this blog a few short months after she entered my life because I was craving real human interaction (even over the computer was satisfying!), now I’m over-loaded on the interaction. I wouldn’t trade her for anything though. And she loves checking on the sheep as much as I do – running up and down their paths. Country Girl, says it all.
Hope you’re having a lovely summer too!