Wednesday, July 11, 2012

What to do W'Sheep Poo?

There are too many sheep in the barn with all the lambs so we have to clean out the stalls more often.  I like to put wood chips and DE down once everything is mucked out because they absorb liquids and make clean-up easier when the time comes (again).

In the two stalls we also spread extra grass hay, the goats won't eat it and the sheep only eat it if they are starving.

Things get messy fast with seven lambs on partial liquid diets.  The five older lambs overnight together in their own stall as part of the weaning process.

I sure wish it could stay clean, but if it did I wouldn't have any poo to spread around.

The Commander hauled the sheep poo over to the garden in the wheel barrow and I packed it around the plants.  The potato plants have now grown higher than my waist, I can't believe how big they are!

The zucchini and squash plants are at least twice as big as last year.

When I get a chance I will spread the rest of the poo in amongst the strawberries and the tomato's.  It may not do much good this year but I have high hopes for next years crop.


  1. We do the same thing with Horse poo, except we have to compost it for at least a year.

  2. Oh my gosh, your garden looks great! Ours is burned to a cinder!

  3. Seems like a never-ending job to get rid of all that poo. I just asked my nephew to bring me a spreader to fill up from my barns. It will get spread on part of my hayfield.

  4. Ian - Several people have asked us if they can get a load for their gardens, must be good stuff!

    Mary Ann - Sorry about your garden. I'm excited to see what we can actually harvest this year.

    Teresa - We are lucky we have a low area that needs filling, getting rid of waste hay and poo is one thing we didn't really plan on.