I OCCUPY….


A reader recently commented on our award winning short film Homegrown Revolution that’s on YouTube saying: “When you can do this….you don’t need to Occupy Wall Street. You can abandon Wall Street.”

So, our goats decided to jump in on the action.  We first put this image on Facebook and folks got a real kick out of it!

It’s time to bring the revolution home! Here’s some more humorous “out takes” from homestead….

Um, I can't read but I think this sign is too big... or I am too short!

Maybe if I stand up straight... that's better... now I can walk

Now it's my turn - are you ready? Here we go!

Let's work it! Yes, I know I'm cute. I'm a super goat model now... Are you getting my best profile?

Pfffft - a "raspberry" for Blackberry!

Hey humans, are we done yet? You had your kicks, I'm hungry now from carrying this heavy sign and I deserve a treat... or else.

ZZZZZZZZ, Being a poster goat sure is hard work.

Comments(19)

  1. Ginger says:

    Delightful!!!!

    You brought a smile to me on a hard day. Thank you!!!!

    Can I move next door?

    Everyone around here thinks I weird.

  2. Nebraska Dave says:

    Anais, your post is too funny. I believe that we do need to occupy the desire of living with less. Part of that desire would be the growing of our own food. More than just growing food and living on less, I believe the future will require the knowledge of how to be self sustaining on our own land no matter how small. In my humble opinion, food and water will be way more important than any wall street investments. I’m not really an extreme survivalist but I am leaning more and more toward learning about surviving in emergency situations whether it be of our own doing or a natural disaster. Either way being prepared is important. My real passion in life is to help others. If I am to do that, I have to not become a part of the situation. So every day is a new day toward that goal. Thanks for helping with that goal.

    • Deanna says:

      Dave you said it right. It is all about making sure you can help others. I have the same passion especially when it comes to the home arts. Putting up the harvest, wild harvesting, and understanding and applying sustainable living techniques. It is all a learning process and we can all learn from each other.

  3. Monica says:

    Awe, those were so adorable! Thanks for the smiles! ;0)

  4. Tim says:

    The world could learn something from those two goats.

  5. Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings says:

    Those pictures gave me a giggle, especially of the one with tongue sticking out. (teehee, take that Wall Street!).

    Thanks for the morning laugh!

  6. SouthCoastGuy says:

    That’s awesome!

  7. Chris Dalziel says:

    Awesome pictures! I totally agree. We invested in the same kind of stock as you. And our goats, sheep, chickens, ducks and llamas occupy the homestead, too.

    I just discovered your blog because one of my readers is a fan of yours, too. Nice to meet you.

  8. Auburn says:

    I love your goats — they have such great personalities! They are sooooo cute! I hope one of these pics makes it to your 2013 calendar! 🙂

  9. grace says:

    AWESOME!!! And so true, think of how much homestead work could have been accomplished by the man hours that have been spent occupying Wall Street!

  10. grace says:

    If folks really want to make a difference they should start by following your lead! 🙂

  11. MotherLodeBeth says:

    You guys not only make me think and evolve but you post the best photos at the best time. And I agree with the reader that “When you can do this….you don’t need to Occupy Wall Street. You can abandon Wall Street.”!!!

    Am sharing this with my San Francisco and Oakland OWS friends, since both cities have changed the laws so that like you, people can be more self sufficient and in being so, one builds a better community as a whole.

    Alas just when I think I am as simple living, frugal and non materialistic as possible,someone shows me something else I can be doing to be even more so and I appreciate that.

  12. Dene says:

    Too cute! Thanks for the great pics. These little guys brought a smile to my face today.

  13. Rosie says:

    Thanks, really enjoyed those pictures, (chuckle).

  14. Tim Seay says:

    Great photo commentary on a truely useless “Occupy” movement. Those people accomplished nothing more than making a big mess that they didn’t have to clean up. I too am a homesteader as well as a restaurant mgr on the over valued sands of South Walton County, Florida. I hear my customers discussing their Wall Street portfolios all the time and always chuckle. Many are up there in age but continue to stress over their investment efforts although they are financially set. These folks have already lost. Loved ones relationships are the richist investments that reap the biggest dividends. And a homegrown heirloom tomato has an enormous return as well.

  15. J4zonian says:

    I love what you’re doing; have been aiming at it for decades… and not to bring down the party but you can only ignore Wall Street if you’ve already bought into it. If you own land and pay your taxes you can homestead all you want. But that land has to be inherited or bought using either loans or huge amounts of cash you got by being part of the system for many years during more abundant times than the present. And in California property taxes are much less because of Proposition 13 and similar rules-for-the-rich, but that’s destroying civilization here. California’s becoming more like a 3rd world country all the time–very rich people in enclaves and the increasing masses of ever poorer people who inherit only debt, poverty, ignorance and a crumbling infrastructure—and infrastructure built when taxes were more equitable.

    One can also squat to homestead but risk periodically losing everything. For the vast majority of those who don’t have land or money, what then? We need what you’re doing; we also desperately need Occupy and peaceful revolution so you and the rest of us can continue to revolutionize our lives as well as our government.

    • J4zonian says:

      sorry, that should have been “—AN infrastructure built when taxes were…”

  16. Andra says:

    Hi there, i just ran across your website and i think it’s great! Do you have some recommendations for info on urban goats? I tried and failed last spring to incorporate a baby pygmy goat into our backyard farm. I am a mother of 3, and quickly became overwhelmed with the demands of having another baby, because she had to be fed and cleaned ’round the clock and it just got to be too much. I ended up sending her back to the farm where i bought her. I’m guessing that my first mistake was in getting a baby that had to be bottle fed, she was generally unhealthy, and the second was in getting just one. She was terribly lonely and cried when she was alone outside. Anyway, thanks for your time and for the awesome website.

  17. Faith Rosenquist says:

    Hi – no need to post if a problem, but how do you deal with ordinances for the animals? Are you grandfathered in? I think it’s great, I just wonder how and where you can do this in cities in the USA.

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