Posted by Kitty Sharkey , Friday, May 13, 2011 11:49 AM
Once in a while, I decide to make a comment on a post that isn't owned by a fellow urban homesteader. Today is one of those days. I spent the morning reading this article, and the 178 comments that had been made to it by folks of all walks of life.
SFGate - Oakland urban farming prompts plan to redo rules
And so I've decided to share my response here for those of you that may not have the time or desire to shift through the comments for hours on end. Even without reading the article and comments, you can get the idea about some of the complaints made by reading my response below. Guess I need to get ready for the snappy responses from those whose only purpose in life seems to be to criticize others concerning affairs of which they have no direct experience or expertise.
I’ve spent the last hour or so reading through all the comments to this article with a mixture of amusement and annoyance. Full disclosure first. Not only do I raise fruits and vegetables, but I also have goats, chickens, ducks, quail, rabbits, and honeybees. They provide me with milk, eggs, honey, and yes, meat. All of this fits into the backyard of my standard city lot within a regular residential area. If you drove down my street, you would have no idea what lies behind my fence. Unless of course you’re one of my neighbors who greet me as I walk my goats the same way others walk their dogs.