Thea Olsen wrote:I'm well aware of that. I Suspect we'd also need some supplemental feed during the growing season at least at first, while we work on improving the quality of the pasture.
Thea Olsen wrote:We're considering getting a few sheep expect the endeavor to be economically viable even though I'll keep most of all the wool for myself. We live in the suburbs, on a 1.5 acre horse property (with no horses). My mother-in-law (who owns the property) is currently paying a hefty sum for mowing every week during the growing season. I've eliminated large chinks of lawn by planting other things, but there is still a lot of it. We could rotate a small flock of sheep around most of it, and reduce the mowing to a more manageable amount.
Uriels Katana wrote:I started crocheting and found this wheel. Can anyone tell me which one or anything about it. What it's missing. Is it worth purchasing? I want to get more involved with this art. I'm sorry if I'm not doing this right. I'm not sure how to make my own posts.
You say you make a profit on your sheep, but you don't appear to account for your time spent processing. What hourly rate would you give yourself? And how doe sit stack up when you factor that in as well?
Thekla McDaniels wrote:That's great Danette.I love to hear about people making a profit or even breaking even.
How have you managed to quantify your time? That's always my biggest question. I do work that I enjoy, but it seems like some of the time I should be generating funds to support the life I love.
Any perspective to lend on that question?