What is ‘Friends of Beersheba Farm’?
Friends of Beersheba Farm is a subscription-based group for supporters of the sheep, wool and natural environment at Beersheba Farm in Moorngag, Victoria.
What does it involve?
The annual subscription helps to support the sheep and natural environment at Beersheba Farm in such a way that subscribers can also be involved and benefit directly. We’ve tried to make this subscription with a bit of scope so there are plenty of opportunities for subscribers to learn, experience and get closer to the processes.
COVID-19 has certainly put a dampener on the “in-person events” for 2020 as we are in Victoria but we aim to work around these impediments as best we can.
We’ve had many people ask if they can “sponsor a sheep” here at the farm. We’ve avoided this for a while (there’s a saying that “sheep invent ways to die” !) but have decided to build in a sheep-specific category – the NEW Chocolate Lily level.
If you choose this Chocolate Lily / Sheep Buddy option you can decide which Merino, Castledale, English Leicester or Drysdale lamb/sheep here at Beersheba Farm you want to sponsor! You will get updates on your sponsored sheep/lamb as well as up to a 1kg of their fleece at shearing time. Your sponsorship will help cover feed, maintenance and veterinary costs of your chosen sheep. [Please note that the web shop can’t handle such complexity so choosing a sheep / lamb will need to be done by email or phone once you’ve selected the Chocolate Lily option!]
Proposed On-farm & Online Events and Workshops for 2020/2021:
- Wool and woolshed workshops
- Sheep and breed workshops
- “Introduction to sheep farming” workshop
- Spin-In and craft days for the woolcrafters
- Video / online workshops and other sessions
- Nature days with tree planting, plant ID and more!
- Private shopping/spinning appointments
- Exclusively for Friends – “days” with BBQ, nature walks/photography, sheep ‘selfies’ & more
- Exclusively for Friends – Spin-Ins and workshops
Other benefits involve product discounts, exclusive access to sales, workshops and lamb “naming rights”!
Subscription levels are named after native trees & plants found on Beersheba Farm.
Subscriptions are valid for 12 months (renewals due 1st January** )
- Silver Wattle $50/yr
- Chocolate Lily $100/yr (aka “Sheep Buddy”)
- Yellow Box $100/yr
- Lima Stringybark $150/yr
If you would like to be part of this adventure (and hopefully learn lots whilst helping a small farmer at the same time) then we’d love to have you on-board!
Please make sure your full name, address and email are included at checkout so that you can receive your Welcome Pack, discount codes, newsletters and updates. To receive the newsletters and Subscriber updates please make sure you are “subscribed” to our mailing list. (We won’t drown in you constant emails. We don’t have time for that! LOL)
||Yellow Box||Lima Stringybark|
|Access to blog||♥||♥||♥||♥||♥|
|Farm & Wool workshops
(prices will vary)
(valued at $30)
(valued at $40)
|Access to Friends of Beersheba Farm Facebook group||♥||♥||♥||♥|
|Express Post upgrade on purchases
(Australia only. International discounts on individual basis)
(1 per month)
(1 per month)
|Exclusive Friends of Beersheba Farm events & workshops||♥||♥||♥||♥|
|Lamb “naming rights”||♥||♥||♥|
|Lamb/Sheep fleece (up to 1kg)
from supported sheep/lamb
|Discount on all purchases||♥
|25% off on first paid Beersheba Farm workshop||♥|
** As we change to a 1st of January subscription date, all subscriptions taken out in 2020 will be due for renewal on 1st January 2022. Subscriptions from 2019 will be due 1st January 2021.
Please note that this product will have some “Work In Progress” aspects while the logistics of email mailouts and subscription renewals sort themselves out. No fancy IT experts here – just a farmer! Please be patient with me! 😀 ♥ ~Wendy