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  • The end of the farm

    By Rob Eshman

    June 9, 2016 | 10:01 am

    Four years ago, for the holiday of Shavuot, I wrote about my two pygmy goats. How I’d rescued one from a butcher shop, another from an abusive home, and brought them to live, along with our three chickens and two dogs, in the backyard of our Venice home. 

    This is the end of that...

  • In Boulder, new JCC marries goats and Judaism

    March 16, 2015 | 2:51 pm

    There’s not much to see yet at the site of this city’s new Jewish community center, just some trailers and earth-moving equipment covered in snow.

    But the first inhabitants already are on site living in a pair of sheds. Though it’s cold, they don’t complain much. That’s because...

  • The goat herd: A story of chevre, Shavuot and backyard goats [RECIPE]

    By Rob Eshman

    May 15, 2012 | 7:49 pm

    The most common question people ask when they visit our home is: “Why the goats?”

    We live in the city. A few houses west of us, four lanes of Lincoln

    Boulevard traffic roar past day and night. Planes from cursed Santa Monica Airport buzz overhead. And on any given night,...

  • Santa Monica Farmers Temple… I mean Market

    By Rob Eshman

    April 21, 2010 | 6:24 pm

    So I walked through the Santa Monica Farmers Market this morning before it opened.  Officially they can’t sell before the opening blast, but they will, they do.  I just bought some ramps and some tangerines for the office, but really, I went because it is a breathtaking place to be...