Not to mentions it's great for the pollinators, as well as lovely. I love goldenrod honey!My favorite weed is goldenrod. I let it grow along my whole backyard fence to provide hiding spots for the chickens. I would cut it down, and let the chickens hide somewhere else, but I absolutely love the golden yellow flowers this time of year. They look like a fireworks display all around my yard. View attachment 77801
I can't wait to get him! He just has one of those faces you want to love on.Your sheep are turning into a business for you. Small, yes, but it gives your family meat and sales helps with expenses. I am so happy for you. Can't wait to see pictures of your new dog!
It's funny how we both wanted sheep, both wanted to have that food on the hoof. For me it was food that was bigger than chickens but still small enough I could butcher it on my own. I think that portable, easy to transport and easy to home butcher food is going to become a hot commodity soon in this world...could be a powerful bartering item. Your hogs too.Bee, when I was still in my old house, mere blocks from downtown and a 4 lane highway that went through town a block away and a tire store across the street from us, I was dreaming of escaping. Small livestock figured strongly in my plans of becoming more self sufficient. Creating that food on the hoof was forefront in my planning. Being able to sell the lambs helps to pay for expenses. I am so delighted for you that you are now able to achieve your dreams. I remember when you were in a rent house with your first sheep and your sadness when you had to give them up. But those first sheep kindled a longing in you that never went away, a dream that grew, and look at you now. Your dreams are coming true and you are living the life that you dreamed about for so long. Dreams do come true, not bestowed on us by some imaginary fairy with a magic wand, but by working towards that dream, getting in the trenches, getting dirty, celebrating the success and suffering the loss, but most of all, NEVER GIVING UP.