Tuesday, August 19, 2014

FFTD Bonus: The Goat Treatment 8-18-14

Just when you think you have seen it all, come to Estes Park and learn more. Some friends on Devils Gulch Road have hired 260 goats to handle their overgrown fields - no mowing for them. These Wyoming goats are placed in a the field which has been surrounded by a portable electric fence and they get down to business eating noxious weeds (even thistles)while at the same time aerating and reseeding the enclosed area. Of course the material eaten becomes natural fertilizer. It is a real phenomenon to observe as well as listen as the goats create a marvelous cacophony of bleating, chewing, tinkling, and passing all manner of gas and solid material. When they have finished with one field they go on to the next enclosed area. The goats seem to be tame as my son scratched the head of a goat with huge horns.

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