The question has been raised about raising sheep ? I have had them for several years and also Rent Pasture to Growers in Idaho , every year for Lambing season to get them out of the snow and Ice !!!... For a Smallholder . I recommend "Khatadins" (hairsheep) they are prolific , require NO shearing !! and their Lambs hit the ground running !!! ..... ALAN B .