Thursday, October 28, 2010

Vegetable-Eating Sheep

This year we were blessed with an abundance of cucumbers, zucchini, and yellow squash from our garden.  We ate as much as we could and preserved some of the bounty.  However, we had much more left over; our sheep friends enjoyed the harvest with us.  Not only do they like the vegetables, their health seems to benefit from the variety in their diet.  
Doug feeds Dale vegetables. (Dale was our very first sheep. She was given to us by our neighbors as a welcome gift.  Dale is a Columbia, Hampshire, and Suffolk cross. She is the flock leader.)

We cut the veggies in slices so the sheep can easily eat them. Vegetables give the sheep extra nutrients.

Caramel and Carolyn eat their veggies.  During the fall harvest, they will receive carrots, apples, and melons.

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