Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Got Your Goat
A few weeks ago, we drove past 11th and Belmont here in SE Portland to an unusual sight...goats. There is a large, vacant block full of weeds there and instead of having machines and people come in and mow them down, the property owner has brought in goats to graze! I was instantly enamored, as I think goats are super-cool...and love how "green" this solution is. The sign posted on the chain-link fence reads:
Banquet In Process
The Goats are here to enjoy and feast upon what spontaneously grows on this urban meadow. Unlike gas-powered mowers, goats require no fossil fuels to trim the vegetation. Goats are available for rent from Goat Rental NW (phone #)
A collaboration between Killian Pacific, Goat Rental NW, & Free Associate Design.
I thought this was pretty cool, and judging from the crowds I always see watching the goats at work, I'm not the only one!