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Video: Watch Kentish Town City Farm’s goats order a takeaway

Forget everything for 58 seconds with this cute little short film - that's for a brilliant cause

Jeepers, is it only Thursday? It’s been one of those weeks for sure. To distract us, what better than Kentish Town City Farm’s most irrepressible residents? On camera, no less.

Goats are funny, period. That much is indisputable. Whenever we visit the farm in Gospel Oak, it’s impossible not to pause by their enclosure and pretend we’re in a low-budget version of a David Attenborough doc.

In the short film below our four-legged chums display a variety of skills: they dial a takeout on a smartphone, chill with a beer and get their mouths right into a pizza box full of…well, watch it now and find out:


The minute-long vid was filmed as the Big Tree Takeaway fundraiser to encourage locals to donate unwanted real Christmas trees to the farm as they’re the perfect fodder for our caprine friends.

And donate you did. “So far we’ve had over 300 trees,” says chairperson Angela Woods, “and raised £7500 for the farm.”

That should keep the goats going for a bit, anyway, and the money raised will help the UK’s first ever city farm continue to help those most in need through the challenges of Covid.

And finally, what happens to those trees the hungry hoofers don’t manage to scoff? Why, they get “responsibly recycled”, says Woods. Win-win all round, maaan.

Although the Big Tree Takeaway event tomorrow night (Jan 8th) is now sold out, you can still find out more about getting involved in future fundraisers and donate to the farm here.

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