Friday, April 29, 2011


On April 27th, Andy Roddick and I traded two Red Wattle gilts for six theaves, or gimmers, i.e., female sheep before their first lambing.  While we tried the exchange a few weeks prior, the day I showed up to get them a lamb had been born just that morning.  Andy thus kindly brought them to Ecotone, where they seemed to settle in with Lila quite nicely.
Now that the pastures have come under some semblance of control, the sheep fit into our rotational grazing program almost seamlessly.  They move ahead of the laying hens by about four days, eating the grass, trampling it down, and distributing manure across the pasture. 

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