Leaving the city to live the dream of goats
Not kidding around: Writer Brad Kessler talks about his and his wife's decision to leave New York City for Vermont, raise goats, and make cheese, chronicled in his memoir "Goat Song." They now have 17 animals and a licensed operation that sells chevre to a few of New York's most cheese-famous restaurants. Money quote: "Farmers generally are not high-stress people. The ones I've met are pretty even-keeled and generally happy with what they're doing, even though they work their asses off. There's no one I've met who works as hard as a farmer and no one who gets less. It's absolutely a shame and a disgrace how farmers are treated in this country. Everyone I know who's farming here has a really hard time." Kessler has also never been happier. (Salon)
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