Looking to rent pasture for rescued sheep in the Folsom area
Monday, December 12, 2011 8:53 PM
Greetings fellow animal advocate,
We're looking to rent pasture for our four friendly sheep in or near Folsom. Being new to the area, we figured someone involved in one of the local veg Meetups might have some available pasture space or know someone who does.
We recently relocated from Montrose, Colorado where the adoptive family we'd set up before moving has fallen through. Due to an unforeseen health condition, the family has asked us to find a new home for the girls. Being a typical rural ranching town, we've been unable to find another adoptive home that will guarantee us the girls wont be breed or eaten. So we're trying to relocate the girls to this area in the next few weeks so we can continue to ensure that they live out their lives in peace.
As a bit of background, all four sheep are ewes and were bum lambs -- their mothers were unable to care for them -- destined to become lamb chops before we adopted them. They are 8 years old and we're looking for a long-term rental situation.
Ideally, we're looking for pasture that's already adequately fenced and has enough carrying capacity to support them for at least a portion of the year (four sheep eat about the equivalent of one horse so a pasture of more than 1/2 acre would be best). However, we're happy to help reinforce or install new fencing for the right situation. We've recently purchased a home in Folsom and want pasture close enough that we can check on them regularly.
For those of you unfamiliar with sheep, they tend to make excellent neighbors and aren't as hard on the land or as destructive as horses can be. They are also incredibly intelligent and sweet natured.
If you or anyone you know might be interested in renting us pasture, please let me know. Here's a link to a few photos we've posted on our Craigslist listing: http://sacramento.craigslist.org/grd/2749735134.html.
All the best,
Ryan and Jennifer Henn
PS - I apologize if you received this email more than once as I sent it out to all the veg related groups in the area.
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