Category Archives: Barn maintainence


There are a variety of small hand tools that we use around Peeper Hollow Farm throughout the year, but none is as important or as frequently used as a simple pair of nippers. This handy tool, pictured here, goes by several names—diagonal cutters, wire cutters and diagonal pliers. Basically it is a pliers with two blades, […]


There is something about rams that is very different from ewes, besides their physiology. There is something mental—psychological, you might say—that makes their way of thinking about the world, and therefore their behavior within their world, much different than their female counterparts. As their name implies, they really like to ram. Now, I need to […]

Mucking out

Although the sheep have access to our pastures nearly the entire year, during the nastier months, they are also allowed access to some shelter. Giving them shelter means not only providing the roof over their heads, but also bedding to keep them warm, dry and comfortable. In order for that bedding to continue to keep […]