The pastures have been neglected the last two and a half years. This winter, between the storms and flooding, I’m trying to do the impossible — get the pastures producing the best Coquille Valley hay, plus fortify the back lake after two years of drenching rains. The water is essential for irrigation during the summer. The pasture will take countless cubic yards of seasoned manure mix. The sheep herd will definitely be in for a big surprise when they are turned loose in those fields this Spring. In fact, I may never get them to come out..!