Can Sheep Eat Fruit? Is it Safe?

two sheep enjoying some grapes

If there’s one thing that most domestic animal species enjoy compared to their wild cousins, it is a diet of safety, security, and variety. Whereas a wild animal will have to eat what it can get, no matter how unpalatable it seems or how questionable its safety is, animals that are under the care of … Read more

Can Sheep Eat Meat? Is it Safe?

a sheep with its tongue out

You know, every once in a while, animals can surprise you. Sometimes it’s with their intelligence, and sometimes it’s by doing things that you didn’t know they could do. Sometimes, it’s even the things they eat! I think everybody knows that all animals have a preferred and typical diet, but sometimes they have to make … Read more

Can Sheep Eat Horse Feed? Is it Safe?

a sheep with its tongue out

If you live on a homestead or a farm with lots of different animals running around, you probably already know that, from time to time, different critters are going to get into each other’s food. No matter how hard you try, that’s just the way it is. And even when it comes to our sheep, … Read more

Can Sheep Eat Cucumbers? Is it OK?

sheep eating sliced cucumber

You might not know that sheep can actually eat a surprising variety of vegetables as a supplement to their typical diet of pasturage and other greenery. It’s true! And though sheep might not have access to a wide variety of veggies in the wild, that shouldn’t stop you from serving them to your flock. It … Read more

Can Sheep Eat Tomatoes? Is it Safe?

two sheep enjoying some tomatoes

Sheep are often stereotyped as strict grass eaters. After all, that’s what you’re likely to see them eating day in and day out when they are moseying around the pasture. In truth, sheep can actually eat a wide variety of things, but compared to most other livestock species, they tend to subsist on a pretty … Read more

Can Sheep Eat Dandelions? Is it Safe?

two sheep eating harvested dandelions

If you imagine what a typical mealtime looks like for sheep, it probably consists of them strolling placidly around a pasture eating grass all day. And I’m here to tell you that you’d be right, but something to think about is that it’s not strictly grass that’s growing out in that field. There are actually … Read more

Can Sheep Eat Spinach? How Safe Is It?

sheep eating some spinach

When you think about sheep and the typical foods that they eat, you probably think about leafy greenery, right? Grass, leaves, a little hay, things like that. It just makes sense, and indeed those tend to be the choice items on the menu for sheep whether they are domestic or wild. What you might not … Read more

Can Sheep Eat Grapes? Is it Safe?

two sheep enjoying some grapes

Sheep, like most of our animals, really do appreciate a nice, tasty treat now and again. But compared to handing over a snack to a dog, cat, or horse, you’ve got to be more cautious with sheep. As ruminant animals, their digestive system is far more prone to upset, and that can have dangerous consequences … Read more

Can Sheep Eat Strawberries? Is it Safe?

a sheep trying some strawberries

Sheep are commonly stereotyped as animals that subsist entirely on grass, but maybe a little bit of hay for variety. Most of us seasoned shepherds know that just isn’t true, but what is true is that compared to many animals sheep do indeed have a pretty limited diet, and they can’t eat just anything. However, … Read more

Can Sheep Eat Bread? Is it Safe?

a couple of sheep trying some bread

Sheep are capable of eating a remarkably varied diet once you come to understand their needs and nutritional requirements. While it’s true that they often live on a diet that is mostly grass and hay, they can eat all kinds of veggies and also grains. Often, they don’t need a lot of these foods in … Read more

Interview with Amy Stross from

Amy Stross

Hey everyone, Today I’m excited to give you another interview, this one is with Amy Stross from She’s an expert permaculturist, gardener and homesteader. As always, thes interviews are packed with real-life knowledge, so let’s not wast anymore time and start with the questions! 1) What got you into homesteading, and how long have you … Read more