We moved to Anderson, Indiana in June of 2019. We brought 6 ewes and 1 ram with us and they gave us 6 wonderful lambs in the winter of 2019 so they help double our flock quickly. The sheep adjusted really well to our new home. We were really happy to see that the weather did not affect them and they learned to graze through snow quickly.
Our new place is a total of 8.5 acres with 7.5 acres available to graze. We rotationally graze our sheep during the spring and then give them full access during the summer months when the cool season grasses are going to seed. From our first year we have had a lot of trial and error but our hope is to improve our water absorption and to have better grasses available going into winter and therefore can feed less hay in the winter. In 2022 we seeded the pasture with perennial rye and in 2023 we broad cast seeded Big Blue Stem and Indian grass to help during the warm seasons.
We also offer cafeteria style minerals to all our animals and check random fecal ourselves so that we can worm only the animals that need it.