I have to say it may not be pretty but It saves so much work and the barrels are free for us.
Tyler Ludens wrote:I've been feeding oak, hackberry, elm, and persimmon, with a small amount of juniper. We have more tree than pasture, so except for the physical labor aspect of hiking around trimming branches, we're pretty well off for this fodder. I only take a few from each tree, using an extendo-pole lopper. I don't do this every day, but try to cut some every few days. It's difficult to cut enough because the leaves are so much "fluffier" than hay, it is hard to estimate how much the sheep will need. They also eat a good deal of the bark from the branches.