Imagine our surprise on a cold, windy summer stairway walk above Noe Valley yesterday to stumble upon a herd of goats. Provided by the fine folks at City Grazing, the goats arrived on-site last Wednesday and are scheduled to move on to, er, greener pastures after Tuesday.

So take the kids or just get on over there yourself for a visit, and be sure to say hi to the pleasant gentleman sitting in the van parked right below, who says the goats are under 24-hour supervision. We're not sure whether that's to keep them from slacking off or to prevent goat rustlers, neither of which we suspect occurs much in Noe Valley.

Near 24th and Grandview
Through Tuesday