So, Can Sheep Live Indoors?

chicken and sheep inside hoophouse

Many people may question whether sheep can live indoors. All sheep have the same basic needs, after all – nutritious food and water – so you might be wondering whether you can keep sheep indoors as pets. Sheep are highly social and tend to form strong bonds with other sheep and humans alike. Is it … Read more

84 Things Sheep Can Eat and 49 Things They Cannot

sheep eating hay

Sheep are a very self-sufficient type of livestock to have on the homestead, and, like goats, they are excellent browsers. Even though sheep can eat a wide variety of hay, grass, and human food, there are some types of natural and man-made items that consuming can provoke a severe health issue – or worse… The … Read more

How To Dye Raw Wool

dyed wool

Dyeing raw wool is a fun and simple project the whole homesteading family can enjoy doing together. You can probably dye the wool sheared from your sheep with ingredients you already have stockpiled in your kitchen. As already noted, dry wool takes either natural or artificial dye really poorly. If you plan on drying the … Read more

How To Clean and Dry Raw Wool

raw wool

Do you own sheep or have a friend who does? If so, this highly profitable homestead side hustle might be just what you have been looking for to make money off your land or small farm. Cleaned raw wool sells for about $25 a pound. Dyed wool roving typically demands a price of at least … Read more

How to Raise Sheep Step by Step

a herd of Icelandic sheep

Raising sheep is a fun and rewarding way to add life to your homestead – as well as to expand your bottom line. Sheep don’t require a ton of pasture space, and are docile, good-natured animals for hobby farms. Sheep can serve multiple purposes, including providing wool, meat, or even milk. Consider this guide to … Read more