Flerd is a real word. Real in the sense that other people use it and I am not the person who made it up. A group of sheep is a flock and group of cows is a herd. I graze sheep and cows together. They are a flerd.
The cows are there to discourage coyotes from going after the smaller, more tempting lambs. The cows are seasoned momma cows and are pretty protective of the lambs. They're good babysitters.
The flerd is moved to new pasture every three or four days in the summer and every other day in the Spring. The grass is at its most lush in the Spring and I try to make sure the critters get as much of that grass in their bellies as possible. Moving them is pretty easy with the temporary electric fence I use. Its light weight so I can pick it up and reconfigure it by myself.
Leanna at Four Legs Farm