Acquired: Farmyard / Feedstore adoption
Decatur, Illinois, United States
Posted Sep 24, 2016
So Peanut is one of four goats that I currently have, (she birthed all three of the others and more so a good choice for breeders), and they are the best way to care for a lawn, or clear out an overgrown weed patch, that I know of! When using them for lawn care, as long as you fence them away from flowers, they will create a great pasture style lawn, trimming the grass short but never eating it to the dirt. On top of all this, instantly re-fertilizing with their droppings to create thicker, lusher landscapes that they can eat again. When it comes to clearing an overgrown area, the best way is to fence around that area and let the goats use the area as a temporary home for a few days. The turn over time on this work is outstanding with absolutely no man labor other than fencing, which can easily be done with dog kennel panels a a temporary fence. Even though they survive on mostly vegetation, it is still important to feed them a daily amount of whole corn, keep their water trough full and clean, and the occasional fruit will keep them loving you forever!