1st June 2013, and after much thought, debate, doubt and now excitement, today I am starting a new system of the way I use animals to graze the land here. This is of course part of the bigger picture of using permaculture design to guide and influence my farming work (and life in general). Prior to today the sheep have spent most of the year grazing a series of fields amounting to about 100 acres in total, spending about 10 months on the same grass. For the last 2 years, (after replacing fencing to make the land secure), for the other 2 months the flock has grazed another 30 acre or so area of land, which is difficult to access in the winter. The Grazing Diaries aim to document and explore the new grazing system.