Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Get Your Goat: An Interesting Way to Mow Tricky Slopes

Vegetation managed by goats. Have you ever heard of such a thing? I hadn't until I moved to east Seattle, Washington. Goat herds are brought in to eat the grass and weeds on steep and difficult to reach public spaces. Isn't that clever?
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Right now they are on the hill above our apartment complex and we walked over to say hello. What struck me was how natural and peaceful this project is. I do not like the constant hum of lawn mowers. I've included a short video...you can't hear them talking to one another in this clip, but I could. Very cute. Here is a link to Healing Hooves that describes the grass management program.

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