A Roundabout Path to Urban Goat Herding
Bob Eshman relays the story of how he and his family stumbled into being goat herders in the heart of the city, and then goat cheese makers.
Goats don’t bark or scratch. In our urban ecosystem, their odorless pellets work like plant steroids, replacing the need to buy fertilizer. They come when I call them, will stand on two legs for treats and enjoy a good scratch. As I write this, Goldie is rubbing her head against the card table I’ve set up in my backyard. In a moment, I’ll let her butt the palm of my hand. It’s a game we play.