I can tell fairly quickly whether the animals are getting enough to eat. If they are laying down and chewing their cuds when we arrive on the scene, they are fine. If they run to the fence and vocalize their desire to move to a new paddock, they are out of feed. They were very content today!
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Walden Woods Project - Day 4
I don't have much to report today. The ewes and goats made progress on the poison oak, but they still have more to do in their current paddock. We may have to reduce the paddock size (which increases the stock density) to get them to eat the brush.
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