Life Part Two

The adventures of Fay and Bob as they move beyond the 9 to 5 life

Goats to the rescue

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Here is the follow up to  my Kudzu post.  This information is from the Sunday Greenville SC newspaper.

Greenville County Recreation District will be employing 30 goats as temps.  They will be use to clear underbrush on about 15 acres to help preserve the historic Campbell’s Covered Bridge in the park.  The terraine is too rocky or steep for human or machine clearing.  In addition heavy equipment would send silt and mud into the Beaverdam Creek and damage or destroy part of the old homestead. Goats not only clear large areas of brush and weeds, including poison oak and poison ivy, they also fertilize and till. You need 10 goats per acre.   They will clear it in a month.

Yes, there is a company that does this.  It is called Wells Goat Farm.  You have to check out http://wellsfarmgoats.com/gallery, where these photos are from.  Pretty interesting ecological way to clear an area.  Here are before and after photos of what the goats did in one month.

Author: Fay

Follow the adventures of Fay and Bob, 65 plus, as they explore the country to look for a new home, sell their MN home, finally move and get settled into a new state and town.

5 thoughts on “Goats to the rescue

  1. OMG! What a difference in the two photos! Those goats do not fool around! When we were at Machu Picchu earlier this year, they had llamas mowing the lawn. There wasn’t a weed around!

  2. Wow, what a difference. Didn’t the White House, in it’s early years, employ sheep for it’s front lawn?

    Do you have any concerns about this vine invading your property?

  3. Greg beat me to the punch. I thought about the llamas in Machu Picchu as well. Quite a novel approach to yardwork :)

  4. The Goat Farm story was wonderful Fay. I had heard of sheep doing this work – in England in particular, Blenheim Palace. But the goats are more fun! Also loved their website…KRIS

  5. We have goats at a farm down the road from us but I think they live there, not for rent! I really like the idea.

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