Today Dad and I were let in on her plans and I love them (Dad not so much). To start let me say that Mom is the one that takes care of the lawn. So She has decided that as she gets older and has less time to deal with the growing grass that she wants the sheep to be her lawn mowers. Check this out ...
At first I thought it was going to be to short a fence for anything to use it as pasture, but It will be just under 3 foot tall and Mom says it will be fine since she plans to use it only for Sheep. You see sheep eat off the ground. They are very different from Goats. Sheep do not eat trees or leaves of trees and they do not climb fence like goats either. Mom says that the goats and Alpaca won't be in these "yard pens" as she calls them.
She says this plan is a good one for two reasons. First, she gets free lawn service by the sheep. Second, she is going to put benches and flowers out on the old shed sight (the concrete in the picture) so that spinners can come and sit by the sheep and spin. You will be able to walk right up and pet them over the fence and enjoy them while you spin. I am pretty sure she is making this pen with Hersey in mind but I don't care I will get use from it too.
I think Mom is on to something. I can't wait to get it done and turn the sheep loose in there. We started the South side of the house today and the North side will be done when the south is finished. It might take a little time but we will get it done.