The Bale Grazing Experiment

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I’ve decided to experiment with bale grazing this winter. In the past, I limited my ewes to our barnyard paddock all winter, where I fed them hay in a stationary, collapsible bale feeder on a shared fence line with the rams. It worked okay, but there were some problems. Problems with Stationary Hay Feeder The …Read More

Win Some, Lose Some

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Farming isn’t always fun. Sometimes, it’s really sad. Yesterday was one of those days where you win some, you lose some. Our Myotonic goat herd took one step forward and one step back. Win Some I had a nice surprise when I arrived in the goat barn for morning chores. Elly May kidded overnight. She …Read More

Shepherds are the Best People

admin Farming, shepherds, St Croix

During our short experience as farmers and shepherds, we have come to learn that hands down, shepherds are the best people.  We have traveled to visit several other sheep farms in Kentucky, Alabama, Indiana, South Carolina, and most recently, Tennessee. In every case, our hosts have treated us with warmth and kindness, going out of …Read More