Category Archives: Predators

Buried in grass

Because of last year’s heavy parasite season, this year we kept our sheep off of most of our fields until about July 1. Of course, those fields didn’t stop growing simply because there were no animals to graze them. Keeping up with spring growth isn’t easy even in a normal year, and this year I’m […]

The flock and the lost sheep

As a shepherd, I work with sheep daily; in fact, most people would correctly say that I work with a flock of sheep. The term flock is defined by vocabulary.com as “a group of animals, like birds or sheep, that have congregated together.” This definition is technically correct, but when you do the work that […]

Fox pups

We have four or five fox dens within about a quarter mile of our house, most dug into the steep hillsides of the roadside right-of-way bordering our acreage. Most of our neighbors know the dens are there, and it’s not uncommon at this time of year to see one or more cars idling at the […]