Ethical Sheep husbandry to us, is has multiple elements:
-maintaining a parasite resistant flock thru pasture rotation.
-regular hoof trimming and care, as we are in a wet, non rocky environment
-a dry environment to rest, or take shelter
-providing fresh water daily
-providing free choice salt and minerals
-proving a the appropriate nutrition thru pasture and hay
-With our Icelandic sheep, our foundation ewes and ram, are not related, to ensure genetic diversity. When we breed, we will bring together unrelated pairs.
-We will not practice, line-breeding.
-We will maintain the number of sheep that our lands can support.
-protection from predators
-care when shearing