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The Backyard Sheep: An Introductory Guide to Keeping Productive Pet Sheep Paperback – May 21, 2013

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC (May 21, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1603429670
  • ISBN-13: 978-1603429672
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 7 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #363,292 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Useful and lovable, sheep make wonderful backyard pets. Their fleece is fundamental to all sorts of fiber arts; their ultra-rich, high-fat milk produces delicious cheese; and if you raise herding dogs, sheep are a must! Sue Weaver's complete guide to raising two or twelve sheep covers everything from their place in history to their place in your backyard.


The essential beginner's guide to:

- Choosing a breed. Select the sheep that best suit your climate, facilities, and purpose.

- Housing and feeding. You want your sheep to be comfortable, well nourished and safe.

- Caring for sheep. Identify and treat illnesses and afflictions, breed your ewes, and see them safely through lambing season.

- Producing beautiful fleece. Handspinner-quality fleeces don't just happen; discover how to get the best from your sheep.

- Milking. Basic techniques and tips on handling your fresh milk will turn you into a pro in no time.

- Making cheese. Sheep-milk cheese and yogurt are two of the finest reasons to keep sheep.

About the Author

Sue Weaver has written hundreds of magazine articles and many books about livestock, horses, and chickens, including The Backyard Cow, The Backyard Goat, The Backyard Sheep, Storey and The Donkey Companion. Weaver and her husband share their ridgetop farmette in the southern Ozarks with an array of animal friends.

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