Managed Grazing

Managed Grazing

We move the sheep to fresh grass every day or two. We use electric netting to keep them contained in the grazing segment. This allows the grass to rest after grazing and is really improving the quality of the pasture.

Summer Grazing

Summer grazing is in full swing. We are moving the sheep every couple of days to fresh grass. It looks like they are leaving a lot behind but it’s mostly dry tough stems, not very good for nursing ewes and growing lambs. Once the sheep are off a major section we...

Lambing is Over

It’s been very busy but we are now done lambing. We ended up the year with 89 live lambs born and 5 stillborns. 1 lamb died at 1 week of age for unknown reasons. Another was crushed by a wind blown heavy fence so we have 87 lambs left alive. We had a lot of...

Ready for Lambing

The remaining pregnant ewes are now out on pasture ready for lambing. The grass is still very short so we are feeding them hay. I’ve also gotten their mineral feeder out and filled. We don’t feed any grain so we use a custom mixed sheep mineral to provide...

Independence Day

4th of July, grass is looking good and the lambs are growing very well. The saying in Paonia is if Mt. Lamborn has snow on the 4th of July it’s a good water year. This is a very good year, our cold spring and heavy snow means plenty of irrigation water for later...