Being completely “Homefree” is getting past the problems of unsustainability in traveling by living 100% sustainably as farmhands, traveling hobo helpers, guerrilla gardeners, guerrilla grazers, shepherds, animal-drawn wagon homelesssteaders et cetera. Homefree individuals live lightly on the Earth and give back more energy than they take.
Hello my name is Aaron, ive been 24-7 365 living outside and traveling around by foot with my dairy goats and sheep for more 6 years now. I’m always looking to worktrade for farmfood and a yard to crash in for the night, please feel free to stop us and discuss working together or you can get ahold of me at 541-704-8502! My sheep tested negative for the 4 livestock transmitable diseases their last exam was Febuary 10th. Im trying to build a larger network of yard hosts around the Rogue and Willemette Valleys that we can more sustainably travel around to in the future. I most enjoy worktrading in livestock management by shepherding, trimming hooves, shearing, holistically treating ailments, birthing assistance, milking, making cheese and cooking field to fork style for your family! My dream job is to manage a sheepfold for a dairy farm, a sheepfold is the most efficient way to milk as many sheep/goats as possible with the least number of workers and in the least amount of time. For my work compensation i most enjoy receiving eggs, pasture-raised meat, potatoes and any kind of whole grain. I also have some skill-shares i can barter for food and yarding including my wool felting workshops, wool spinning, cheesemaking, survival, bushcraft, et cetera. You may also be interested in adopting us for a few days to make use of our free dairy ram breeding service because my Woolly has high-end dairysheep genetics that come from Karras Farms in North Carolina.
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How this all started for me..
My name is Aaron and I’ve been a voluntarily “homeless” activist to better focus my mind on World solutions since 2006 and homeless while living with miniature goats and dairy sheep since 2014. I was part of a small group that met to help rewrite Ashland, Oregon’s “Urban Livestocking Laws” which allowed citizens with regular-sized backyards to have 2 miniature dairy goats among many other animals. Once miniature dairy goats were made legal i began promoting it to everybody to get some food sustainability in-town. After 6 months of promotion nobody had talked about making any moves to get themselves some goats so i printed flyers for an “Ashland Goat Share” and handed them out until i got a couple of yards interested in trying it out for a one month trial. Then i put together the money i had been saving from telling “jokes and inspirational quotes for a quarter” on the street and used it to buy the first 2 little dairy goats off Craigslist for $150 each. Well, long story short almost all the yards backed out before their one month commitment so that i was walking the goats around more and more in a 24-7 homeless fashion and eventually i gaveup hope with the goat-share program and i set up camp outside town with my animals. Then i was invited to worktrade on a sheep farm and started becoming more interested in dairy sheep than dairy goats because;
-dairy sheep grow faster than meat goats do!
-their milk is almost twice as nutritious with 4x the B12
-their milk is almost twice as sweet as goat!
-their lanolin is converted by UV light into vitamin D3 and added to store milk!
-their lanolin is a natural moisturizing, antimicrobial oil!
-they are much easier keepers on fencing than goats!
-they are quieter!
-they mow the lawn better than goats.
-they have another byproduct called wool.
So I held this “homelessstead” camp outside Ashland for a couple of months, then went to work on the sheep farm for a couple of months when all of a sudden a friend informed me that the Ashland City Councelors had just passed a new law targeting me by making it illegal to “walk livestock through town”!?
City councel video proof here https://youtu.be/NaGplTiTSYY
I promote pet dairy sheep as the most efficient and sustainable way to supply people with their own food, clothing and cosmetic needs(lanolin). Sheep milk/cheese is so nutritionally complete that a half gallon of sheep milk provides more than 100% of your daily calorie needs!
“You can toil soil and wait longer to reap, or you can turn what’s already there into milk with a sheep!”
“You can buy a dog and a mower and have to feed them both their fuel, or you can just get a goat that mows and it’s milk will feed you!” -me
You can simply get a couple dairy sheep or goats to help you and your community’s local food security most efficiently! If you don’t have space to keep your own, you can still get a couple to put in a friend or neighbor’s yard and then you both can share the wool, meat, milk, butter, cheese and milking shifts like i did for a minute with complete strangers through my goat-share program. You could even make money off loaning your sheep/goats out to neighbors as lawn mowers and blackberry bush eaters! Craigslist is the best place to find yourselves some little producer pet goats around you. Here’s a link to a dairy sheep farm database for you to find a dairy sheep breeder near you because they dont usually advertise on CL and tend to be a little more expensive.
Being a “homefree” person is the opposite of being homeless..while it’s also the opposite of being housed, it’s like the third-side of a coin. “There have always been the haves and the have nots”(possessions) but homefree means being a “have-not-want”.