For those of you that have pasture for your animals, what type of maintanence do you do? Do you fertilize? If so, when and with what? Do you seed? If so, when and with what? We are having trouble finding any solid information. The neighbors aren't very informative, they pretty much say we can do whatever we want. I know the one neighbor got chicken poop sprayed over his fields a few weeks ago. We plan to set up a pasture rotation schedule soon, but with only 5 animals right now, the poop isn't going to be enough I don't think.
In other news, the garden is tilled and I've been busy planting, composting, mulching etc. In some parts the garden is only 2 inches deep before you hit hard clay so I need to really do some work! We are getting a truck this weekend! Finally, I need dirt, compost, mulch and livestock panels. All of which I need a truck to get.
We tried to catch the sheep today to deworm them and had no luck. We got them into a stall easily, but once they were in the stall we couldn't catch them. We are too timid, in truth we are both a little scared of them. And they are fast! We need a catch pen or something to get them into an even smaller area. We've been seriously considering selling the sheep even before this. We really like the goats and the sheep just aren't doing it for us. The jacob goes after the goats, so we were already considering selling her. The lamb is scared to death of us and hides behind her mom all the time. The only one we kind of like is the dorper. No final decisions have been made yet.