We have the short term luxury at the moment of having more pasture than we need for the animals. As we grow, this will change – but for right now, that means we are mowing some of the fields instead of simply just rotating the animals through.
For instance, the last time sheep were on this land was almost 4 months ago. It is definitely rested, and cleared of the parasites that would cause any issue. That means we mow, then rake, and then share.
The babies get the majority since they are still growing. As you can see, it’s sandwiched in between layers of hay. We introduce rich food (like freshly mown grass) very slowly so as not to upset their bellies.
Francis was so excited about his unexpected snack that he even smiled for the camera.
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