T Melville wrote:
Tatiana Trunilina wrote:I will give the forage time to grow to 4 ft before introducing the sheep. Some sorghum and sunflower can grow very tall as well. Brassicas will give more body per plant, too.
Worth a try, but based on watching my sheep, they seem to rely on their vision a lot. I've put them in tall grass and weeds, and seen them act uncomfortable until they got to shorter grass and could see what was around them again. They could start at the edge and graze / browse their way in, but I don't know how well they'd like it. Maybe that would all change with familiarity. Leaving them in the tall stuff until it feels like their turf, maybe they'd adapt. If you try this, please let us know how it works out.
S Bengi wrote:I recommend making a total of 30-40 paddock and then moving the sheep daily, to me this is the best type of mob-rotational grazing. this would give each paddock a full 29days+ to recover and for pest eggs to hack and die thus breaking the pest cycle.
Your county ag extension will usually have some info on the stacking rate for your specific area. They usually list a cow+Calf pair as 1 animal unit, this is equivalent to 5sheep+10lamb. If you were to do dwarf sheep you could double that stocking rate. Assuming you are going to hay/grain feed in the winter and give supplimental hay/grain feed djring the rest of the year I would put 5sheep+10lamb on that. I would move them to a new paddock in the morning/6am and give them hay supplemental in the afternoon/6pm. Assuming you didn't want to give any hay supplement I would only stock 1sheep+lamb pair per acre. Each sheep+lamb pair eats about 30lbs of forage or 6lbs of dry hay per day. Moveable electric fencing would help with you to sub-divide your current paddock. I would keep the sheep+lamb togather and not separate them or their forage. The 1male for 5 females I might keep togather or separate or better yet just rent a male. https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/publications/livestock/determining-carrying-capacity-and-stocking-rates-for-range-and-pasture-in-north-dakota
Philippe Elskens wrote:
Tatiana Trunilina wrote:MC Word is probably best for this. They do have calendars in templates, but you can also delete stuff easily like extra days and trim months down to 28 days. How would you name the months though?
What's MC Word? When I google it I get 'Microsoft Word' and 'Mac Word'...
Not sure yet about the names of the months. Couple of possiblities:
-number from 0-12 (=Human calendar)
-number from 1-13
-January -> June - Sol - July -> December (=International fixed calendar)
-Archimedes, Brahe, Copernicus, Darwin, Einstein, Faraday, Galileo, Hippocrates, Imhotep, Jung, Kepler, Lavoisier, and Mendel (=Tranquility calendar)
Mike Jay wrote:Good question Tatiana. The challenge is that while many engineers do attend nerd conventions, a lot of non engineer nerds do as well (I believe). I guess non-engineer nerds could also be viable partners. I'm mostly familiar with the engineers...
I'm guessing any event associated with Star Wars, Star Trek, Comic con, science, board games and face-to-face games (dungeons and dragons, Magic the Gathering, etc) would be a place to start. "Gamers" of the online persuasion could be a possibility but I think the ratio of engineers to non engineers would be less favorable in that community. I'm not sure if these would fit your definition of "fun" or "less fun". For the people you meet, they'd be likely very fun so you might be stuck with a Trekkie forever.
Of course, getting a job in a place that has an engineering department would grant easier access. But that is a higher hurdle to entry.
Putting the words "engineer" in a dating profile could help engineers to find you. For instance, "I'm an introvert but I think I'd like to date an engineer, rocket scientist or performance artist".
Hopefully Greg or another engineer chimes in on other ways to find us or have us find you.