ecomii simple living blog
Home  > ecomii blogs  > ecomii simple living blog > The Campaign to Take Goats to the White House

ecomii healthy living

The Campaign to Take Goats to the White House

By Kirsten Dirksen
August 23, 2010
File under: Food, Pets, Sustainable Practices

 goat-house.jpg

The owners of Bellevue, Idaho’s Cottonwood Ranch think that goats make such great pets they believe not only should every neighborhood have a backyard dairy, but that there should be one at the White House.

“We think Michelle’s daughters would love to have baby goats,” explains Lesley Moore. “That’s our push is to take the baby goats to the White House and to introduce the daughters to baby goats,” elaborates her husband Richard Barney while bottle feeding 3-week-old kids in their own backyard.

Barney and Moore’s seven does produce about three gallons of milk daily. They sell or trade some of this raw milk (i.e. unpasteurized) and the rest they drink or make into cheese or yogurt.

It’s not just these animals productivity that makes those at Cottonwood Ranch believe the first family should consider goats. They’re playful, eat the weeds and great hiking companions.

Barney thinks the Obama’s pet Bo is not sufficient. “Never mind those dogs,” he urges, “Let’s have some goats mom.”

More from ecomii:

 
Comments (0) Email Link
 
0 Comment
No comments yet.
sadsads
1. Name: (required)
2. Email: (required, but will not be displayed)
3. Comments
Comments are moderated by ecomii, in accordance with ecomii Comment Policy, and may not appear untill they have been reviewed and deemed appropriate for posting.
 
4. Type in the characters you see.
    Can't read this? Try another.
Type characters:
 

 
« all ecomii blogs  
  
 
About this blog

Go green with new ideas to simplify your life, ecomii inside stories on ways to live healthier, shop smarter, reduce spending, live toxic-free and use less with more.

 Subscribe in a reader

Add to Google Reader or Homepage

 
recent posts
 
other green blogs
 
blog categories