Homeless urban…goats?

There’s the bright side of urban farming–rooftop gardens, community vegetable plots, backyard chickens–and there’s the dark side: abandoned goats and fowl. Here’s a story from Utne on the growing problem.

Back on the farm, we welcome new animals daily. Our three bottle-fed lambs, housed for two months in Bill’s shop, are now in the playground with the big guys. Only downside: Bill is going through empty-nest syndrome, misses the company as he works in his pottery. (Photos to follow in an upcoming post.)

What are the pros and cons of urban (or even village) farming? Everyone wants a few hens these days…good? not so good? And, larger animals?

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3 Comments on “Homeless urban…goats?”

  1. Bob Falesch says:

    “Everyone wants a few hens these days…”

    Um, I beg your pardon?!

  2. Walker says:

    Aw, come on, Bob. Hens are very sweet! Cluck, cluck.

  3. Bob Falesch says:


    Chicks are even sweeter! Wink, wink.

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