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The Goat Patrol Cleans Up Carrboro Parks

by Tao Oliveto, Carrboro

Remember my post about The Goat Patrol – the greener weed eaters? Well, I had the chance to see them up close and personal this morning! They have been hired by the Carrboro Parks system to take care of the brush, weeds and vines invading some tree areas, and I stumbled upon them this morning during my morning dog walk.

I didn’t get a picture, but here’s one from the website. Just imagine a group of blissed-out, medium-sized, multi-colored goats reaching and chewing and reaching and chewing. They only paused from their mission to bleat loudly when their owner and guardian, Alex, would wander too far away – they obviously were happily attached to her.

Alex says that by the end of the day, their bellies are nice and round but they come back lean each morning. They are contained by simple movable fencing that changes location each day. She added that they seemed a bit sleepy yet this morning but would soon kick in to high gear.

Nice that Carrboro “gets it”. Every town needs a Goat Patrol – entrepreneurs, pay attention!

2 Responses to “The Goat Patrol Cleans Up Carrboro Parks”

  1. phyllisdiehl Says:

    oh my…carrbarro is such a terrific, innovative, modern, and “with it” city, loved the picture. missed your blog

  2. Jolly ROger Says:

    What about goat “by-products” as fertilizer?
    This ia much better than the irritating noise of gas-powered “weed-eaters.”

    How about “rent-a-goat.? for individuals? Rent for a day to do yard work for you? That would be cool!!

    Roger

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