SHEEP AND TREES

by Cristina Santini

Someone had a question about sheep and if they would bother the trees. I tried to respond last weekend but there was a glitch in the system and my comments were not accepted.


When I started letting them graze free I was excited to see they were so busy eating weeds they enjoy that they didn't bother the trees. Once they got to try everything available in the property, they started eating all our citrus leaves and some ground cover and shrubs as well.

I appreciate your comment about the electric fence and white tape. I will definitely try it!

I have a mix of Barbado and wool sheep. The problem with the Barbado Ram is that he has horns and he rubs them against the trees, hurting the trunks, especially the small ones.

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