Every new lamb is following its mother around learning the finer techniques of grazing: Which types of grass are the most tender and delicious, and which weeds should be avoided at all costs. But right now, the occasional annoying thistles aren't up yet and the poisonous milkweed is nowhere to be seen. The grass right now is the equivalent of a baby lettuce salad.
But it's important not to have too much too soon and so, initially, the flock spends only a few hours a day on the lush green grass. Tummies that are accustomed to a winter diet of hay need to adjust slowly.
Joe, you must be very happy to see that green green grass of home!ReplyDelete
I never thought I would say it but of the many things I miss about
living in New Zealand, is the sheep!
Best gardening wishes...
Hi Jeanne: Well, being in the heart of England right now, I have to say that the green grass of home has a hard time competing with the lush green grass of the Cotswolds.--JoeReplyDelete