Someone sent me this adorable picture of a boxer dog and a goat kid a while back. Since I'm a boxer mom, I've been trying to talk my hubby into getting our boxer his own goat. Needless to say, it is not going so well.
That is, until I read this article: "Herhold: Sheep, goats get down to grass tacks." It turns out that some people are looking to livestock as the landscapers of the sustainable future. GREAT idea. Not only do they cut grass, but they fertilize it too!
I remember my grandmother letting the sheep loose on her farm to take care of the yard...but apparently this is less unusual than I'd expected. Here are a couple of other sources:
- Sheep Replace Lawnmowers in Italy
- Sheep Replace Lawnmower Crews
- Sheep as Lawnmowers
- Discussion on sheep vs goats
- What's More Annoying than a 100-decibel yodel
Unfortunately for me, grass mowing is MY job, not the boxer's dad's job...so he sees no benefit to goats in my house. Maybe I can talk my boss or some of my clients into one for the office?