I was reading an article not too long ago about a company in Portland that rents out goats to homeowners and property managers to help with landscaping. Goats are notorious for eating almost anything, which comes in handy if you have an overgrown lot or a garden that’s been neglected for many years.
Since I love goats, I thought it was a neato idea. The goats are happy, eager workers and the clearing of vegetation is done in an environmentally friendly manner. Plus, the workers are really cute. What’s not to love?
Now I’ve just read the article I linked to below. In Boston, the parks department is using goats to clear out poison ivy and other invasive plants. Cool beans. It’s an environmentally safe and economically sensible solution to an otherwise difficult problem.
I think Seattle should take note. I’d love to see goats at work in my local park.