Goat on the market roof

Coombs country market with it's sod roof & goats has been around way before green roofs became tres chic.

 

"The original market was created by Kristian Graaten. Kris and his wife, Solveig, emigrated with their children to Vancouver Island from Norway in the 1950s. Kris, who grew up in the small community of Lillehammer, was inspired to include a sod roof in his design of the market. Many Norwegian homes and farm structures are built directly into the hillside with the sod roof becoming an extension of the hillside "

from: www.oldcountrymarket.com/history.php

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Taken on August 8, 2009