18 Jul '11, 9pm

Backyard Homesteads: Honey, I Shrunk the Farm

Backyard Homesteads: Honey, I Shrunk the Farm

Share: sierraclub.org - sierra magazine - july/august 2011 - backyard homesteads: honey, i shrunk the farm Backyard Homesteads: Honey, I Shrunk the Farm Photography by Lori Eanes | Captions by Della Watson Nope, this herd's not lost. Urban farmer Kitty Sharkey often takes her four Nigerian dwarf goats for walks through her Oakland, California, neighborhood. The milk-producing goats' small size makes them well suited for life on a bustling 4,000-square-foot homestead (which includes Sharkey's 1,500-square-foot house). The breed is known for its gentle, affectionate demeanor; the goats even protect Sharkey's chickens from predators. Sharkey is part of a burgeoning movement of city dwellers who carve out a small-scale pastoral existence amid the bustle of urbanity, reaping the health and environmental benefits of hyperlocal food. Bay Area photographer (and frequent Sierra con...

Full article: http://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/201107/urban-farms/

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