Proposal for Community Sheep Flock Co-op to Maintain Village Commons and Oak Grove

UPDATE, 22 October 2018: After talking with neighbors and the community, we have updated our plan to include an area of mowed grass near the community center. This reduces the overall grazing area to 2.5 acres of grass and 3 acres of forest, meaning our maximum herd size is nineteen, but a dozen or so … More Proposal for Community Sheep Flock Co-op to Maintain Village Commons and Oak Grove

Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival — An Excuse for Sheep Photos

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post about the sheepdog trials, the Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival was held this last weekend in Jefferson, Wisconsin. I’ll give an audio tour of this festival in an upcoming podcast (October 6th), but today I wanted to provide the visuals. The festival had many events going on, from sheep … More Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival — An Excuse for Sheep Photos

Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival — Sheepdog Trials

The Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival was held this last weekend in Jefferson, Wisconsin. The crowd could be divided into three groups: yarn and fiber enthusiasts, sheepdog people, and sheep farmers (I hesitate to call them shepherds, as that conjures up an image of a lone boy driving a flock onto a high pasture instead … More Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival — Sheepdog Trials