I got some help the last couple of days clearing out the citrus house from our own personal clearing machines!! No I am not talking about a tractor, lawn mower, weedeater or chainsaw. Our machines have names......Betty, Praline and Doughy!! This is not some cutesy thing where we name our tools......these are our goats.
The citrus house had been neglected all spring as I have been busy getting the beds sowed and fields prepared for planting. The elderberries were sprouting and the grass and other weeds were knee high. I had been racking my brain to figure our a way to get a gas-powered machine into the citrus house. I designed the citrus house without a gate. At this point it seemed silly now that I had not put a gate with which to get a mower in. Harmony and I discussed it and we came up with the idea of dropping the fence and letting the goats in for a few days to see what they could do with it. On Monday evening I went down and dropped the fence. Immediately the three clearing machines entered the area and started doing their work. As of later that evening when we went down to do chores they had pretty much mowed it down already. We've left them in there for the past couple of days and it appears that the citrus house will be ready for the banana and pineapples by this weekend. They did a great job!!
Interestingly this is not some 47 Daisies epiphone.......even large companies like Google rent goats to keep their property maintained. Highway departments rent goat herds to clear the medians and side shoulders. It is amazing the amount of vegetation (woody and herbaceous) that these very efficient animals can consume in a day!!!!
Do you have areas that need clearing? GET GOATS!!!!!
Dylan and Harmony, whichever of us have the time to sit down and write for a few minutes. : )