Rotational Grazing for the Sheep

The sheep hanging out in one of the three runs.  They have plenty of room.

The sheep hanging out in one of the three runs. They have plenty of room.

We should have kept track of the man hours Hubby put into this fence.  I can tell you it was a large project that required several evenings and weekends.  It took two different post hole augers.  It took a small tractor repair.  It took lots of concrete, posts, sweat, and a few tears.  Thanks, hubby (and his dad and a few friends who stepped in to help)!  I can’t take much credit for the sheep fencing (other than caring for the children/preparing meals, etc).  We make a pretty good team.

In the end, we have almost an acre set aside just for our sheep.  That acre is subdivided into three long runs with two holding areas.  Once the sheep have mowed down one area, we rotate them to the next to allow the first area to grow back.  The runs are divided with electric polytape.  That is the white stuff you see in the photo.  The perimeter is a five foot tall woven wire fencing with a gate large enough to fit a tractor through when needed.

View of all three runs.

View of all three runs.