- Jul 17, 2017
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- Zone 6B or 7 can't decide
Thanks for all the info ladies. If I ever stop learning I'll be 6 feet under pushing up daisies. I LOVE learning from you all... Honest practical answers from those who know. There's no way better for me to build confidence to try something, I've never tried before.I am trying to talk DH into getting some hair sheep, he is resistant but I think that is because he doesn't really know what a hair sheep is. I found a place that sells meat from their sheep, so I will have to buy some and get him to try it as a first step.
The lady who lived at our place 2 owners ago (about 15 years) raised wool sheep. But she clipped them, washed and carded the wool, natural dyed it and spun it into yarn. Then tried to sell the yarn.
@CrealCritter Aside from the lanolin taste to the meat, if you have wool sheep I think you also have to have someone come and sheer them every year for you.
And... You can see the evidence clear as day of how the internet is chalk full of misinformation. I read late last night that sheep need to be wormed every three to 4 weeks. I scratched my scruffy beard and said that just doesn't seem right... So I asked here and whammy bammy my suspicion was on queue...
"Nope. That's a great way to breed resistant worms rather then resistant sheep. When that happens, then you have no more options available when they get a heavy worm burden. Then sheep die." <--- thanks @Beekissed