Milking Backyard Goats in Urban San Francisco (Video)

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Lloyd has already asked whether urban chickens are a gateway drug. It looks like it might be true.

From backyard slaughter in West Oakland to urban goat farming in inner-city Kansas City, we've featured a few examples of urban goat farming already.

But this video from Fair Companies—the same guys who brought us this beautiful home built from salvaged cars—is a great exploration of the joys, and hassles, of backyard goat farming.

Heidi Kooy, a San Francisco resident, is refreshingly candid about the benefits of goat keeping, but also the fact that it is a lot of hard work, and she'd have a much easier time of it if she got a job and bought her milk at the store. But where would be the fun in that?

Tags: Agriculture | Animals | Farming | Gardening | San Francisco | United States