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.
Even if you are not vegan yet, our main goal is to meet other kind, compassionate, and healthy seeking people monthly at various times of the the month for potlucks and/or presentations, speakers, educational DVDs. We also have monthly dine outs, fitness excursions, book clubs and any other ideas you have regarding health, animal welfare and earth sustainablilty. When we have potlucks, please bring a plant based or vegan dish (no dairy or eggs) to our potlucks so that everyone can eat all the dishes. We do not want to include eggs, dairy, or meat as we do not want to contribute to the suffering or early death of egg laying chickens or dairy cows. IF you do not know how to make a dairy/egg free dish, you can bring $4.00 instead!Or you can go to Whole Foods Market on Arden and Eastern or Sac Nat. Food Coop and get a vegan dish from the deli. PLEASE bring a list of your ingredients for your dish. Bring your own plate, cup, utensils too!
THIS meetup group is for EVERYONE interested in becoming compassionate and healthy too. This is for YOU and we make this successful by joining here together to make our events successful! We NEED you to make our compassionate and healthy vegan movement move ahead!! Thank you for joining us no matter where you are on your path to a vegan lifestyle! Our cooking classes can help you transiiton to VEGAN!!! We look forward to meeting you!!
Our members care about their health, animal welfare and protection of the earth. It is free to sign up with us on Sac Vegan Society Meetup. We request a $2.00 donation at the monthly Arden Community Center Hall. Everyone is welcome, no matter where you are on the path to wellness and compassion.