A Czech farm has set up a 24-hour live stream where viewers can instantly convert their crypto change into sheep food. Upon payment, alfalfa pellets are dispensed directly into the flock’s feeding tray, allowing viewers to watch the delighted lambs gobble down their treats in real-time.
Tanglesheep’s Shed streams 24 hours a day on YouTube and Twitch, however, feeding hours are strictly between 8:00 and 20:00 CET.
The stream features three different angles of the sheep enclosure, in addition to headshots of the eight adopted sheep that star in the show.
Crypto donations used to fund animal rescue
The Tanglesheep’s Shed is part of a small family farm that also looks after sick and injured birds, with all donations being funneled back into caretaking activities. Hand-made sheep wool dolls can also be purchased from their online store.
The first time I encountered Tanglesheep’s Shed, it was outside of feeding hours. However, I had the joy of watching what appeared to be a large sheep physically assaulting the feeding tray whilst a second sheep cowered in the enclosure’s corner.
To my astonishment, when I returned during feeding hours, the food pellets were flowing — with 48 crypto donations having been made by 16:00 CET.
Users can activate a feeding alarm to call the sheep if they are away from the tray, and also cycle between more than a dozen cameras set up around the sheep and bird enclosures.
Tanglesheep’s Shed supports seven crypto assets
Tanglesheep’s Shed accepts seven cryptocurrencies — Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Ripple (XRP), Litecoin (LTC), Iota (MIOTA), and Bitcoin Cash (BCH).
With a minimum donation of $0.50 and a limit of 100 crypto-powered feedings per day, Tanglesheep’s Shed could be earning from $50 per day.
Tangelsheep viewers can also earn Twitch rewards in the form of ‘sheep points’ by watching the stream for more than 5 minutes in a single session.
Cryptocurrencies and farmyard animals have crossed paths before, with early Bitcoin developer Gavin Andresen citing Alpaca socks as the first product that he purchased using BTC.