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.
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!