Homestead Helpers: Sheep, Cattle, Pigs and Poultry

Livestock aren’t just useful for meat and eggs. They can mow lawns, work garden soil, dig stumps and more!

Sheep Mow
Sheep “mow” an orchard. This relatively inexpensive livestock will eat both grass and tender weeds, and can be rotationally grazed using movable electric fencing.
PHOTO: DEBORAH RENDON