The Backyard Sheep is the go-to reference for anyone interested in keeping two to a dozen sheep on a small plot of land. Even those with no prior experience will learn how to select the right breed, keep sheep safe and healthy, make them strong dairy and fleece producers and bring out their personalities as pets or companion animals. This book is filled with Sue Weaver's infectious enthusiasm for sheep. Readers will learn that sheep are much smarter than they get credit for and how to tell tham apart from goats. With wit and wisdom, Weaver teaches the skills for milking, shows how to tip a sheep to keep it still and discusses sheep behaviour so nothing comes as a surprise to the newly initiated.