Last Monday on a fantastic sunny day, I turned Shilo and Anna out of their own pasture. They enjoyed the sun and the lush grass. They are still getting full rations of hay and grain. They are milking well--certainly keeping me in milk for my slurries. They are a welcome addition to the farmstead. November 1st they will have a guest buck for a month, so I get April kids. I figure one doe for my milk and the other to supply milk to bottle feed the kids. I will wean the kids at three months, the does will be slowing up in volume a bit and I will be able to use up all the milk myself. Really enjoying my sheep, chickens, silkies and goats. Who said you can't have it all! Jerry
Jerry Fletcher, Fergus Falls, MN
November 2011 I retired, sold my Shetland flock and moved to town.I live on the edge of Fergus Falls, pop 13,000. Its has been a great choice. My mother, sister, her family and my granddaughter live here. I have a garden shed that I converted into a chicken coop. Its also houses my granddaughter's pet Rabbit. My backyard will be flowers and shrubs.