This is part two in a sheep series.
Many people in this world who cannot stomach the idea of raising animals for survival purposes. These same people have no problem going into a store and buying meat products, wearing leather shoes or putting on a cashmere sweater.
Perhaps it’s the thought of doing these things yourself that makes your stomach churn. However, in a live or die situation, when it is you against nature, you are going to have to find away to use animals for your survival.
What Good Are Animals?
Animals are good for many purposes. A couple examples are providing food and milk along with helping clothe your family. Animals can even help keep your property maintained in some instances. What you need to keep in mind is that in major events, you may not have access to certain food, clothing and other necessities.
Raising animals is not something you only have to do in a survival situation. This is a good practice year round to allow your family to sustain their own needs without relying on the supply chain.
What Animals Can I Grow On My Small Farm?
There are many different types of animals that you can raise on your property. You don’t even need to have endless acres to raise them on. These include chickens, sheep, rabbits, cows, goats, llamas, and more. Around our county, we see cows of various breeds, horses, and pigs.
You can easily start with a small group of animals to raise and become familiar with, and then move on to larger herds and flocks that will help sustain you and your loved ones if a major event ever occurs.
Animals can give a person a reason to wake up in the morning, even when the world seems to fall apart. It’s best to begin small and work up to larger animals and larger quantities of animals, before getting in over your head. Overall, raising animals would be considered a good decision for most households, especially now with the current economic conditions.
AltonMo.com will post additional articles regarding raising sheep or other livestock. Stay tuned. If you missed the first part of this series, you can go here.