We live at the family farm and there is about 5-10 acres on site that is not really ideal for our riding mower to mow. Nor can I get the older farm family members to come mow more than once a year with their tractor that is ideal for mowing said acreage. Therefore, I have been considering getting a couple of sheep to keep the grass and grassy weeds trimmed down to keep the place more presentable. I do live there afterall and keep my yard as nice as possible. My idea was that I'd get a couple of ewes, as cheaply as possible, either very friendly adults or start with lambs. My question is how much can I roughly estimate for feed. If you are grazing them from like April to say September at least (maybe March to October here in zone 5 Illinois), how much if any do you supplement with grain or hay per ewe? In the winter months, when not grass gazing at all, how much hay or grain can you expect to purchase per ewe like per month? I am on a fairly tight budget so definitely don't want to get into something that's going to be a lot more than I can handle and I'd like to keep the same ewes and not sell them after the grazing season is over. What kind of health care of vet care generally goes into sheep? Thanks.