In this video I am going to give you 5 reasons why I bought sheep instead of silver, why 3 years later I am glad I did so, and #3 I am going to tell you why I am going to spend the next few videos encouraging you to find alternative means to the USDollar of storing your wealth.
In 2020 I was debt free with 6 months worth of expenses saved back and $11k leftover to invest free and clear.
I was watching as the government began to print it’s way out of a national crisis.
Within just 3 months, our national debt increased by $3 TRILLION, a previously unheard-of spike in such a short period of time.
Stimulus money flooded the nation to “rescue” a flailing economy, but it does not take a genius to understand that that was not free money, it is a dilution of existing wealth… but only for those who chose to keep their wealth stored in the form of US dollars.
So I seized a window of opportunity to escape that fate.
While it was not a lot, I began to search out ways to invest this $11,000, and invest in a way that would not only hedge its value, but increase it.
Long story short, instead of silver. Precious metals, or some up and coming tech stock, I spent $11k on sheep and began the intensive process of learning how to care for a flock in such a way that would enhance the health of the soil they grazed. (( BTW )) If you are looking at sheep as a means of hedging wealth… please know that if all of your sheep die you will lose all of your money. It almost happened to us, so I want you to click the link below for free beginner level training that covers some of the mistakes we made at the beginning that cost us A LOT of money.
Here are 5 reasons why I bought Dorper Sheep instead of silver:
- Livestock is a dynamic asset, silver and precious metals are static. What this means is that in addition to appreciating and cycling in value as silver does, sheep also replicate themselves at a rapid rate. If you put two sheep together, given the correct gender, you will have 4 sheep next year, 6 the year after that, and 10 ands so on….
- Sheep are among the top 3 most Historically Durable forms of wealth: Land, Livestock, and precious metals have since the beginning of time been a consistent measurement of personal wealth. To take it to ancient, Biblical history, the wealth of the most prosperous men was measured first in terms of sheep, followed by various forms of livestock and in some cases precious metals. It is important to understand that many of the things we measure wealth by today did not exist 100 years ago. Whether it be crypto currency, tech stocks, etc. These things that we attribute value to on such a high level are exceptionally fragile. They are a blip on the radar of world history and I believe we will ultimately revert to what has been most historically durable. (Burned by the Curley headed guy. Silicon Valley crash)
- Agricultural investments are severely undervalued. Agriculture is in shambles, and those who can enter the arena with ingenuity, and an emphasis on the restoration of soil health, will be future corner pillars of an industry we rely on for 3 meals a day.
- Soil is among the most undervalued assets in our culture today. Soil health is a barrier between a nation and starvation. Civilizations have risen and fallen in relation to the capacity of the soil to produce a viable food source. Sheep well managed are a tool to increase soil health acre by acre, thus compounding the wealth building component of your investment, should the land you are grazing belong to you.
- Bullion (gold and Silver) is heavily regulated. Nearly every piece of precious metal you purchase is registered and reported to the government by the brokering agency. The reason this is significant is because 90 years ago during the Great Depression, President FDR signed an executive order that made the ownership of **any form of gold over $100 illegal. Citizens were required to turn in all gold coins, certificates, etc to the federal government in exchange for US dollars, and they did so at a volume that totaled $700 million in 1933… or $16.3 BILLION in today’s money. To think we are past such a confiscation in 2023 is not wise, especially considering the fact that bullion is regulated and tracked to an even greater extent today than ever before. I do not by any means negate precious metals as a valid way to hedge wealth, and should we hit something like we saw during the last Depression, you will receive fair dollar exchange for your gold, but given what we have seen historically, precious metals are more vulnerable. What’s more is that in times of true economic crisis bartering becomes a thing. Practically speaking, 10 sheep are more barter able than one gold coin.
Since I made the personal decision based on #1 prayer and #2 the realization of these 5 facts, economic leaders have begun pushing agricultural ETF’s, localized food systems have gained traction, and there is rumor that the BRICS nations (which are the eastern nations of the world) are formulating plans to launch an alternative currency that is backed by gold, rare earth metals, and… wait for it… SOIL. While this alternative currency is still just a rumor, the fact that soil is listed among precious metals and rare earth elements further exemplifies its value as a legitimate commodity.
Sheep instead of silver is not going to be everyone’s answer.
A lot of you watching this with a back ache from working sheep all day and you are going to make the accurate observation that this is by no means a passive investment. It takes work, and sometimes it takes more work than is fun. You have to be ready and able to put in the work.
A lot of you are also going to how about both sheep and silver? Which is is a great option as well. Diversity is my anthem.
I am not really here to tell you what you should do
But I do want to bring awareness to the fact that it is critical to find alternative means to hedge and grow wealth if you have it.
Since 2020 alone the cumulative rate of inflation has been 15.1%, meaning that should I have left that $11,000 in the bank it would only have $9,500 worth of buying power today. Instead, that $11,000 went to work. I have flock that is twice the size of when I bought it and I have consistent income through the sale of excess lambs. (Which, by the way, I am selling my 2023 lamb crop on April 26th, so check the link below for info on starting your own flock with lambs from mine).
I am convinced that the USD is on death row. In the coming videos I am going to present the facts that will tell you why… when they are available, I will put those videos right here… until then diversify, and be watching your flocks.