What does your day look like?
“Anna gets up at 5 a.m. 6 days a week to milk cows at a nearby farmer. Then she cleans the homes of the elderly and later starts milking cows again. I am currently at home with the children and take care of the housework and food. Because of the Corona crisis, I am now a teacher, police officer, psychologist and crisis manager at home…. ” Stijn says laughing.
What are your dreams for the future?
“We have 20 years of knowledge and experience and it is a shame if this is lost. On my father’s deathbed, I also promised him to continue his ideas and our work. We still very much want to start a small-scale sheep dairy and cheese dairy. This is a completely different business from nature management with a large flock of sheep, but our love for working with sheep and making good clean and fair products remains. A small herd of dairy sheep is also very suitable for exploiting a form of eco-tourism. However, these dreams now seem further away than ever. We can barely financially survive, let alone start a new business. That requires capital. For now it is important that the children have a solid basis and we take all opportunities and possibilities, so if you know anything? ”
SHEEP HERO broadcast on NPO2 on May 12 at 22.30