How to Manage 80 Acres to its Best Potential.
Hi, my name is Tim and I recently (2yrs ago) bought 80 acres near Cheyenne, Wyoming. I am 67 yrs old and it's just me. I presently have 5 ewe sheep and 1 ram which I will probably get butchered in January. I also have a llama and hope she will protect the sheep from predators. They are known to do that.
Currently building a future garage, but it will serve as living quarters when finished, until I can build my house. Straw bale construction. The property was planted in wheat grass, which only has about 6* protein in its nutritional value.
This is also a low rain fall area, so good grass for flocks or herds can sometimes be at a premium. I do lease my ground for about 3 months a year to a young man from church that got me started with the sheep.
Well, enough rambling about what's going on here. My reason for writing to you is to learn more about being self reliant and being a bit more frugal in the way I live. One statement that I must make is that I have raised chickens many years back and really don't care to do that again, unless you have some very convincing reasons as to why I should have them. I love the eggs but HATE butchering and cleaning them.
Since I am by myself I think having someone to talk over the potentials of this property will really help me get on track in putting it to good use.
PGF = Put God First