America: Back to the (Goat) Farm

America: Back to the (Goat) Farm
Add to Favorites Reading Time: 4 minutes In a nation of increasing urbanization, more Americans are finding something is missing from their lives: dirt. Specifically, they’re missing a connection to nature and to their food sources.  This may account, in part, why goat ownership is on the rise. Unlike other livestock that require far larger accommodations (such as cows or horses), goats can get by on relatively little space.    Pop culture is also profiling goats like never before. They’re being used for everything from therapy animals to yoga aids. They even contribute toward good health because of intangible benefits such as lowering blood pressure and just laughing out loud at their antics. As people discover how useful, enjoyable, and restorative these little hoofed companions can be, they often become the animal of choice when someone obtains a little land.  Consider Charles, a single dad with partial custody of one son and a stressful job doing contract work for a large government

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