Tag Archives: Howie

They’re out and free to graze!

It’s been a long spring for both the flock and for me. Rather than turning them out to graze in the early spring and rotating them through our many pastures through this entire growing season as in a typical year, we made the decision months ago to allow only the lambs and their mothers to […]

Shepherding

I often write about the activities of the flock: feeding, grazing, breeding, shearing, skirting fleeces, lambing. The list of what we do seems endless — not only to you as readers, but sometimes also to me as the shepherdess. There is a lot to do when keeping sheep. Yet sometimes it is easy to forget […]

Howie’s hill

We keep four llamas as guards for our sheep, usually putting one with each group: ewe lambs, ram lambs, ewes, and rams. At different times of year, these groups may or may not be in different pastures. For example, we currently have all of the lambs grazing together, and that then means that there are […]