There’s a goat farm in tiny, densely populated Singapore! Unfortunately, it’s a hour and a half to get there by public transport, so I can’t visit.
Hay Dairies is a small farm producing goat milk for the local market. The photo gallery shows the goats in a metal-floored enclosure instead of frolicking in pastures, so maybe it’s best that I can’t visit. They do look clean and healthy, though, and the FAQ says no growth hormones or (unnecessary, presumably) antibiotics are administered.
I hope local families and school take advantage of the opportunity to visit the farm. It’s good for urban children to learn where their food comes from.
In closing, a picture of my favorite sheep, Artos. (I don’t have a goat picture handy.) Enjoy!
Today, Haute Pasture went on a field trip to Hackney City Farm, which is actually located within the city of London. From their About page:
For over 20 years, Hackney City Farm has been giving the local community the opportunity to experience farming right in the heart of the city.
It offers an opportunity for children and adults to get up close to a range of farmyard animals and to learn about where their food comes from and why that matters.
Britons seem to be much more concerned with the source of their food than Americans, and maybe programs like Hackney City Farm have a lot to do with that. It’s important to remind people that animal products come from animals, and not machines. The disgusting people involved in the recently-exposed abuse at the Iowa pig factory apparently never learned that lesson.
Some pictures from the quaint little urban farm: