Goat Mischief and More: Interview with Itty Bitty Farm in the City’s Heidi Kooy

A couple weeks ago, I had the good fortune to sit down with Heidi Kooy from Itty Bitty Farm in the City to talk about goat rearing in an urban environment. Although not necessarily high on most people’s priority list, I found the concept of goats really interesting and wanted to know more about it after reading her guest post for us. If you haven’t seen it, please check it out here. I found our conversation to be amazing. I had no idea the depth of character goats have; we discussed the hardships and fun involved, as well as those responsibilities any urban goat owner would have to face. They truly sound like amazing creatures if you have the resources and inspiration to commit. I hope you enjoy the interview as much as I did.

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  • Lillianjbanks

    As a podcaster myself, I really enjoyed this interview. My family and I are looking at some goats since my 2 year old daughter is allergic to cows milk. Great information here, and I hope everyone thinking about getting a goat will listen to it. Thanks -Lillian J. Banks from Writing Snippets

  • Thanks so much, Lillian. I really glad you enjoyed it. I really had a wonderful time talking to Heidi and found keeping goats really intriguing. Being a born and bred city girl, I’ve never been exposed to goats milk and had no idea it was supposed to be so good. I’m so glad it helped and I hope it works out for you and your daughter!

    And check back next week as I’m going to be posting a podcast about fermenting your own sauerkraut which was also really fun making.

  • Thank you Lillian J Banks!

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