I decided we were going to have to find some help to keep up with the grass. Didn't take long to find the perfect candidate.
I just needed to make sure he only mows where I want him to, so I purchased some new temporary fencing. A common name for it is ElectroNet, made by Premier. It is a 35 inch tall, electric, portable 164 foot fence.
The Tunis Ram ( Rusty) has been stuck in the barn. I can't run him with the ewes, and the steers are in the barnyard so he has been in the only place that is left, a stall in the barn.
So this new situation is win-win!
We have a willing participant mowing the lawn (no whining or complaining)
He gets all the grass he can eat.
When we first started with sheep, many moons ago, we didn't have any permanent fencing on the farm. We purchased portable fencing. The sheep were put out for the day and bought in at night. It was a great solution until we had the permanent fence installed. The ElectroNet was then used to help with rotational grazing. It held up for many years of use.
A good investment!