there would not be much work involved.
For the most part, this is true.
I get up in the morning and do my normal routine in the house, once I’m ready to go to my office job, I run outside and do my daily chores. This will vary depending on the weather. In the summertime, I just go out and
open up the gate so they have access to the rest of their pasture and tell the
guys good morning and check that they have water. We have an automatic waterer and I’m just making sure it’s still working. In the wintertime,
depending on how cold it is, below zero, I’m going to give each of them a cup of pellets mixed with corn in their feeders. We do this to give them energy to help keep them warm. Because we live in Minnesota, we had an EXTREMELY cold winter this year and around January, our barn hydrant froze, so, since then, I’ve had to haul water out to them as well. I will definitely be glad when that unfreezes.
All day long, the guys will wander around in groups grazing, laying in the sun chewing their cud, rolling in the grass or playing.
In the evening, I’ll go out and do what I call poo duty. I pick up their poo and take it to the poo pile away from their grazing
areas. Nice thing, they all go about in the same place, what we call the community pile. In the summer, I’ll make sure they have hay and water and get them back into their barn area and shut up the gate for the evening. In the winter, I’d also give them a cup of pellets mixed with corn in their feeders.
For the most part, this is what would be a typical day for us. We have had our guys about 8 months now and are getting ready for shearing at the end of the month.
I hope this has been beneficial information for you and plan on bringing you more information as time allows.
May God’s Grace and Peace be with you….