Synopses & Reviews
This book will be a constant source of help, whether you have never owned a sheep before or you would like to learn more about how to care for and show your sheep. Both authors have had many years of experience with their own sheep, and their wise and friendly advice will help you to be the very best shepherd for your sheep. You'll learn answers to questions such as:
Our friendly and encouraging children's animal reference series features information on selection, housing, behavior, feeding, health, and showing in mature yet easy-to-understand language, for ages 9 and up.
A guide to the choosing, handling, care, breeding, and showing of sheep.
Whether you're getting your first sheep or would like to learn more about caring for and showing the sheep you have, Your Sheep has the information you need to be successful. Paula Simmons and Darrell Salsbury cover everything you need to know, from choosing and buying the right sheep to feeding, heath care, shearing, showing, breeding, and lambing.
About the Author
Darrell L. Salsbury, a veterinary research scientist, lives in Kansas where he spins, weaves, and raises a large mixed-breed flock of sheep. Darrell has written many articles about sheep exclusively for children.
A respected authority on sheep raising for over three decades, author Paula Simmons has written many books and magazines articles on spinning wool. She has authored three Storey books for children and adults, including Turning Wool Into a Cottage Industry and Raising Sheep the Modern Way, which many readers call their sheep "bible" and The Mother Earth News has dubbed it, "A fine shepherd's textbook." Paula is also a lecturer and conducts workshops in the United States and Canada on raising sheep and spinning wool for a living. Together with her husband, Ross, Paula has been raising and sheering sheep, and spinning and weaving wool for over 20 years on their farm in Washington.
Table of Contents
A Few Words to Parents
1 Getting to Know Sheep
2 The Best Breed for You
3 Buying Your Sheep and Bringing It Home
4 Getting Along with Your Sheep
5 Feeding Your Sheep
6 Normal Health Care, Treatment, and Medication
7 Wool and Shearing
8 Fitting and Showing
9 Breeding and Lambing
10 Sheep Projects
Sheep Calender: A Record of What to Do Each Month