4-legged grass cutters

grass cutters

We had a brain-wave. We don’t have much small-holding grazing, but we do have some campsite grass. So we have decided to try out the new Jacob sheep on the campsite grass. It is an experiment so we are letting them gradually work their way through one of our fields – we want to make sure that all the poo will have vanished by the time we open in April! So far they have done a great job. If it all works then next year we will start them grazing the campsite area as soon as the site closes at the end of October. Hopefully their grazing and natural fertiliser will help the grass grow even more lush.

Daisy Dog helped, of course

Daisy Dog helped, of course

As did James

As did James

The turkeys and hens came to watch

The turkeys and hens came to watch

My gorgeous girls

My gorgeous girls

You have to keep a close eye on the sheep as you never know what they might suddenly do!

You have to keep a close eye on the sheep as you never know what they might suddenly do!

N.B. I love hurdles – they are fabulous and you can never have too many – ours are always in use for something or other. These were previously round the trees we planted back in August protecting them from the naughty alpacas who like to eat trees – I’m looking at you Peanut – but over Christmas we put ‘proper’ fencing around the trees so had the hurdles free for a new use!

2 responses to “4-legged grass cutters

  1. Brilliant idea! I once had an orphaned lamb as a pet. Unfortunately, he preferred to eat anything but grass, including the occasional Hobnob! I can testify that flower, shrub and hobnob fed lamb is very tasty!
    Christine

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