What we have been taught to call ‘weeds’, the Katahdins call ‘dinner’. Keeping a flock of sheep is not only the best thing we can do to graze our steep sloping pastures; the complimentary grazing of sheep with cows means we utilize forage more efficiently. And the overall impact on our land has been to turn bare, rocky, weedy land into green, lush pasture. The state of Ohio may designate this land as officially ‘not suitable for agriculture’, but there’s no denying if feeds an awful lot of beings — human, domestic, and wild. This is a very good life.