This past Wednesday, the lambs and cows went out on pasture! While I knew this was going to be an exciting moment, I didn't realize how exciting.
The majority of my lambs' diet is grass, with only a little bit of grain to supplement them. When they are on pasture eating grasses and forbes growing out of the ground, this is the magic part. This is where the lambs (and cows) become part of the ecosystem.
The sunshine, rain and soil that helps the plants grow becomes food for the lambs and cows. The lambs and cows are ruminants and ferment plant material into protein in their bodies. They're making muscle and fat out of sunshine. Their poop helps the grass grow. It's amazing!
After such a cold winter it was easy to almost forget that the best part is getting to have animals out on pasture. I moved them to their next area this morning and they were all galloping!
Leanna at Four Legs Farm