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.
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.
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?
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!!!
8 years ago