For 25 years, Virani carried a gun as a Los Angeles County deputy sheriff. After retirement, she came to Ananda Village and eventually manifested a long-held dream to develop a humane, sustainable goat dairy she calls Yogoata. Babies are kept with their mothers, and instead of being killed for meat, as is the normal practice, male goats become part of Mow-Goata, which munches through acres of otherwise overgrown Ananda land, making themselves healthy and useful while keeping fire danger at bay. She uses trained donkeys to supervise and protect the goat herds...
She's done many things since moving to Ananda, but the most joyful has been starting Yogoata, a part of Ananda Farms, and helping with self-sustaining efforts at the village. She's been doing that for 5 years, and it has been the biggest blessing of her life. She loves the goats, the outdoor nature show, the discomforts- all of it. She also loves that the goats are humanely and naturally raised and eat from the land, and will provide food for the village no matter what is happening in the world.
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