I recently heard of a guy who was getting nasty letters from his HOA because he was, shall we say, less than dutiful in keeping his large lawn mowed. Rather than firing up the mower, he bought three sheep (he obviously had adequate fencing). They kept his grass cut for the summer. He sold the fattened sheep in the fall and made a tidy profit. Plus he saved money on gas for the mower not to mention the time he saved letting the sheep do his work.
Now here’s a guy who is renting out goats to eradicate weeds.
Washington D.C.’s Historic Congressional Cemetery is welcoming some strange guests to its 35 acres this week.
They’ve “hired” approximately six dozen goats, or about two herds, for $750 a day to rid the area of invasive species like poison ivy.
“They really are veracious eaters,” said Lauren Maloy, the program director at the cemetery. “They will eat anything in sight so given a week, hopefully they will clear the whole area.”
A rather elegant solution assuming they can keep the goats from eating things they shouldn’t. Perhaps in the near future we’ll see sheep and goats grazing where once only John Deere was allowed to operate.