i'm looking at buying/renting sth like 2 acres of grazing land to keep sheep and plant some fruittrees.
is there a "beginners guide" book or thread you could recommend? can someone give me some base data like.. how roundabout how many sheep make sense per acre, races of sheep (primarily for meat and ease of keep).
anybody living in france know about beaurocratic requirements and costs involved?
Good luck with your plans.
Sheep can be a handful in terms of looking after them in Australia. Thy can get foot rot, fly blown backsides and need shearing and treatment foir worms in many cases.
Doing things which are not intensive and perhaps leaning to organic in methodology is a direction to think about.
I am aware in Europe there may be breeds that are easy for homesteading, perhaps look around.
In Australia we have Dorpers.
Goats can often be a lot easier to look after.