I'm 4 years in. I have flock of 11 ewes a ram as of now. 9 of the 11 ewes where born on my farm. I just took 5 off to the butcher today. I have sold all the males and culled/ donated a few ewes/ ewe lambs. I think I'm at the max number I want to deal with. I have high tensile fence with 6 joules, and two mini donkeys. I also have a pyrenees, chickens and a ever changing number of quail. Sheep are great, for land management, but for actually making money,I think anyone's time is better spent with chickens, or quail. I think you would need a few hundred to make a living, but not spending every weekend cutting grass is priceless.