Lisa Albrecht

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Thanks for the input everyone. I feel empowered to continue with my vision. I will keep you posted on the success/failure of this venture.
8 years ago
I have 12 acres, with several fields to rotate them in. The main fence next to the barn is 6 feet high with woven wire on cedar posts. I was days away from getting a portable solar electric fence of this type:

http://www.gallagherusa.com/smartfence/

I was going to use this to rotate them in the other fields. I was going to get two ewes and one ram. So technically at times I would have to separate them to keep them from having early pregnancies. That would leave them down to two. I was going to get a border collie to protect them but discovered that they actually have a predator/prey relationship and would not serve to calm them down any but further the fear.
I also have about 20 chickens as well.
8 years ago
I have been told that I MUST have at least 10 sheep to make them calm and harness their sheep-like behavior. I would like to get 3 East Friesian and Lacaune sheep for home dairy purposes. I have been told that they will essentially FREAK OUT because they need a herd to stay calm. My dream of getting these beautiful animals is suddenly hovering in the balance. Can someone please shed some light on this topic?
8 years ago
Hey to all my fellow Wisconsinites! I have 12 acres up here near the Stevens Point/Wausua/Appleton Bermuda Triangle! Was very fortunate to be able to go to the Sepp Holzer workshop in Detroit last month. That man was a wonder of energy and I am still reeling with enthusiasm! I am planning on getting the same excavator from our Detroit workshop to come here to my farm and have a hugel/kratergardenpaloozaaa! All of my fellow Wisconsin Permies are invited. Bring your tents! I'll update you when the events are finalized!!
8 years ago
Gosh! I was going to post the same question! My county here is widening the road and I suddenly have lots of pine logs to make hugelkulturs out of. I am wondering if the pine would be too acid to use for the hugelkultur? I have a bunch of blueberries coming from Fedco, so I am going to plant them in the pine hugelkulturs. However I have so much pine that I couldn't possibly use it all for hugelkulturs. Does anyone have any suggestions what else I could do with them? HELP!!!
9 years ago