Quit your day job and go graze sheep! Its fun, rewarding and can save the world from climate change. My journey started almost 5 years ago and having this book would have saved me a lot of time.
We had a 65 acre farm with acres of pastures throughout. I wanted a way to use the potential of the landscape, but also importantly with minimal use of machines. So I started attending farmer conferences, reading books and websites before getting my first sheep.
I’m still far from being done, however, the progress has been steady over the last few years. This book has become my reference for everything grazing. From the latest in research showing how animals can improve pastures, too learning how to read those pastures and understand the changes in plant communities.
After getting through the book, I was able to make a few changes in our sheep system on the farm. It was perfect timing for me because I was designing fencing. That was almost two months ago and I can already see improvements in the pastures and the flock already.
Who should read this book? More than just shepherds and people interested in sheep. More than a third of the land we use for agriculture on earth is good for pastures and animal grazing. The whole world has too much carbon in the atmosphere, and this way of managing land and sheep can sequester all of it in the soil. Mind blast, a low tech way to adapt to a future of climate change.
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