Housing Sheep – Shepherding Series Installment Two

Welcome back to the shepherding series. Today we are exploring the options for housing sheep. If you would like to watch the accompanying video, please do. There are two common options for where sheep live, at least in most areas. They can either be out on pasture or sleep in a secured barn at night while grazing during the day. However, all sheep need some … Continue reading Housing Sheep – Shepherding Series Installment Two

Feeding Sheep – Shepherding Series Installment One

Welcome to the first installment of the Shepherding Series. This series of post and videos is intended to give first time shepherds or those thinking about becoming shepherds an overview on how to care for sheep. To watch the accompanying video, please click here Feeding Sheep Video When I moved to the farm in 2014 I knew then I wanted sheep. There is something about … Continue reading Feeding Sheep – Shepherding Series Installment One

Friday’s Flock – The Mighty Ox & How NOT to Handle Mucking the Sheep Pen

The Mighty Ox   I always wanted a pony growing up. I’m a good rider, and I trained hunter/jumper. I’m also good at using a horse to round up, drive, and cut cattle. I was never horse obsessed, but I was definitely horsey. So, I was excited to get my first horse. Then I was relieved to rehome her. Living with a horse and riding … Continue reading Friday’s Flock – The Mighty Ox & How NOT to Handle Mucking the Sheep Pen

Friday’s Flock: Drenching  

Welcome to our first installment of Friday’s Flock. If you’re here for weekly stories about the animals you’ll love the first segment each week, and if you’re squeemish you might want to skip the second segment. If you’re into the animal care and vet information you’ll find that in the second segment. This week’s topic is drenching. The Comforter This past February I lost my … Continue reading Friday’s Flock: Drenching