Our summer season was very dry and prior to selling lambs I was kept busy with shepherding the flock on un-fenced land adjacent to grid roads and crop fields in order to keep prime grasses in front of the lambs. The ewes even grazed at our yard on occasion.
The kelpies earned a years worth of keep, at least, for all the work they did moving sheep during this time.
With market lambs sold we now roll into a maintenance mode and the ewes are parked on the south pasture. The grass situation is far less than ideal and we have very little in the way of winter feed as there was such little hay production. Our saving grace will be the pieces of native prairie we have.