Just like to say hi, we got a quite small life sentence block of just 2.5 acres, but its enough to keep us busy in our free time. We got a bit of life stock and so far we managed to sort all the usual issues... sick sheep and cattle, escaped pigs etc....
So hopefully I can help out in one or the other way, and get help when I need it.
Cheers fellow life blockers
Hi Holly - we have a similar sized block and it keeps us surprisingly busy! Although ours did come in a bit of a state and with no fencing at all, so that's been our major task over the last few years.
Out of interest, how much stock do you have on your block? We are still working out the perfect number at our place. We have heaps of grass at the moment so we'll keep a couple of the ewe lambs from this year and see how we go with them....
We have actually 6 sheep incl ram and 7 lambs. 6 kunekune, 3 geese and 6 chucks.
We had 2 beefies before we had the kunekune but they require quite a bit of grass which can be an issue over winter.
We will get rid of the pigs as they really ruin every paddock you put them in... grass eating pigs / no digging hahaha... you should see their paddock, one big mud hole!
I think we stay with sheep and chucks and might get some beefies in one or two years. We can highly recommend Dexters - smaller but easy to handle and finally very tasty.