What is this website about?
Joybilee Farm is about being remarkable, following your homestead dreams of living a more sustainable, self-reliant life, doing what you love, where you want to live. The people and sheep at Joybilee Farm have been living the joy-filled, homestead lifestyle for 30 years and every blog post and newsletter reflects a passion for self-sufficiency that is steeped in experience.
First, let me tell you a bit about sheep, from a shepherd’s perspective. I’ve lived with sheep for over a decade, and you need to know that everything you’ve ever heard about sheep is wrong. Sheep don’t blindly follow just any leader. Sheep are smart. Studies have shown that sheep remember people for years, after they’ve met them once. Sheep even do better on problem solving tests than monkeys. Sheep know instinctively what is nourishing to eat. Sheep fiercely protect their young. Sheep will not run headlong into danger. The stereo-types you’ve heard about sheep are made by people who have been outsmarted by sheep.
The value of sheep
Sheep have value. They are kind to the environment — soft footed and gentle on the ground, they graze on marginal lands, spreading fertility and bring poor farm land back into productivity. Sheep are productive. They provide 100% renewable, sustainable, natural fiber that is antibacterial, warm, resists dirt, and is biodegradable. Their fiber has provided mankind with clothing, shoes, hats, housing and furnishings since the first sheep met the first man. They provide food — both milk and meat. They are the perfect homestead animal.
The value of nonconformity
And throughout history coloured sheep have been of more value than white sheep, to artisans. Only industrial, corporate agriculture values conformity and uniformity. Coloured sheep are nonconformists. Every coloured sheep is different. They are born black and change colour as they age. Every shearing from a coloured sheep will give you a different shade of colour from black, to dark chocolate to milk chocolate, mocha and silver grey.
If you saw a purple sheep in a flock of coloured and white sheep you’d be amazed. You’d wanna tell somebody. And every purple sheep is “remarkable,” an individual, nonconformist that is making a difference.
This is an invitation to join my flock.
Are you a purple sheep? Do you have what it takes to be different? Do you want to live an exceptional life, making a living where you want to live, fulfilling your homestead dreams? I want to help you. Join my flock of purple sheep. This flock is a group of outstanding people who have the passion and discipline to follow their dreams. I call them “Purple Sheep.” You’ll get a free newsletter, twice a month, with tips and articles to help you make your dreams of modern homesteading a reality.
There’s recipes, herbal remedies, craft tutorials, and modern homesteading tips that will help you get there faster. These extra tips, tricks and tutorials aren’t available anywhere else. With an emphasis on sustainable, organic self-reliant living, the newsletter is absolutely free. And I won’t share your contact information with anyone else. Your privacy is secure.
Previous Purple Sheep Newsletters have revealed: How to make effective natural mosquito repellent, how to make your own herbal oils and tinctures from plants growing by the wayside, how to make wool dryer balls that speed drying time and decrease your power usage, how to green your clean. Don’t miss another issue of this free newsletter to help you live your homesteading dreams. Sign up using the box at the right.
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