Goats are the New Chickens
City Farmer News posted this story about the growing urban goat-keeping trend. The article features this great quote:
“In our society, we have pets we love and we have factory farm animals that we treat dismally,” [...] “I want to return to a world where animals are both, like in Africa and Greece where they treat animals very well and then eat them. I think that is a much better model.”
I second that!
And for a little more background on keeping urban goats, check out this page from Seattle’s Goat Justice League.
Does Your Garden Save You Money?
I get really excited when people track how much money is saved by growing their own food, and who better to write about it than a personal finance blogger! J.D. at Get Rich Slowly pens this (somewhat) regular update on the financial benefits of vegetable gardening. Read the rest of this entry »