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Living with Sheep: Everything You Need to Know to Raise Your Own Flock
     

Living with Sheep: Everything You Need to Know to Raise Your Own Flock

by Geoff Hansen
 
Sheep are one of the most beloved of farm animals, and also the most versatile. They produce a myriad of goods from soft wool to fine meat, and of course, tender companionship. This guide contains a wealth of knowledge for raising and caring for a flock of sheep, and is unique in its delicate balance of practical wisdom and touching anecdote. With its gorgeous,

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Sheep are one of the most beloved of farm animals, and also the most versatile. They produce a myriad of goods from soft wool to fine meat, and of course, tender companionship. This guide contains a wealth of knowledge for raising and caring for a flock of sheep, and is unique in its delicate balance of practical wisdom and touching anecdote. With its gorgeous, full-color photographs and information on everything from feeding to raising lambs to gathering wool, Living With Sheep is the ultimate guide to sheep.



Why sheep? Because sheep have lambs. Because sheep are soft and fuzzy and can't kill you with a kick or a butt. Because sheep are easy companions who require little beyond understanding. Because the wool sheep produce so copiously can be used for everything from sweaters to comforters to felt slippers to home insulation. Because waking to the gentle sound of sheep mowing the grass under your window will improve your opinion of lawn mowing. Because a leg of lamb stuffed with garlic and rosemary and slowly roasted in your kitchen on a winter's afternoon will bring you to the apex of culinary achievement. And because, finally, as you sit in the hay on a spring morning with a warm, dry lamb sleeping in your arms and a watchful ewe breathing in your ear and nickering in the back of her throat to comfort her little fellow, you'll realize that you've grown unwilling to live without sheep.

Chuck Wooster's friendly advice and appealing anecdotes help readers:

Choose and acquire a flock of sheep
Feed and shelter their animals
Prevent illness and treat it if it occurs
Handle the lambing process
Gather wool
. . . and muchmore

Living with Sheep is the ultimate guide to sheep - whether you really want to raise them or if you simply love them.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781599216515
Publisher:
Globe Pequot Press
Publication date:
02/01/2007
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Chuck Wooster raises sheep and grows organic vegetables on an old hill farm in Vermont. At night and in the winter, he is the associate editor of Northern Woodlands magazine.

Geoff Hansen, a photographer and editor at New Hampshire’s Valley News, took photographs for Living with Chickens and Harvest. His work has appeared in Newsweek, USA Today, The New York Times, and The Boston Globe. He lives in Tunbridge, Vermont, with his wife and daughter.

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