When we have our own hobby farm/house on five acres one day, I want it, too, to have a creek within walking distance:
I might not want dwarf goats, but I'm not going to rule it out, either:
This is why:
Cute baby goats (+1). Milking their mamas twice a day (-1). Drinking fresh, free milk (+1). Keeping goats fed and watered and housed and clean (-many more than 1). Free lawn care and weed control (+1). Wethering the boy goat using that rubber band speculum thingy that my friend showed me (-1).
I've got some time to think of more plusses before we finally get our hobby farm one day, fortunately.