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

The 20 Largest Sheep Breeds in the World

a herd of Icelandic sheep

If you picture all sheep as cute, cuddly little lambs, you might be surprised to learn just how big sheep can get. Although most domestic sheep way between 100 and 200 pounds, some breeds can actually clear 250 pounds, and some can reach a mammoth 350 pounds or more! And, believe it or not, these … 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

8 Rare Sheep Breeds You Should Know About

grazing sheep

When it comes to sheep, if you’ve spent any time as a shepherd or you’re just interested in these animals generally, you’re certainly familiar with the famous Merinos, Suffolks, Hampshires, and Dorpers. And there are many other common domestic breeds besides, but what if you don’t want a common breed of sheep? What if you … Read more

Wool vs Cashmere: What Are the Differences?

wool vs cashmere differences collage

By now I think most folks know that wool has many advantages as a fabric. Supremely insulating, durable, fire retardant and capable of keeping you warm even when soaking wet. What’s not to like? If you like that, you’re going to love cashmere. Cashmere is usually treated like the cream of the crop as far … Read more