In an environmentally sound and sustainable method for controlling overgrowth, Albany’s Water Board is introducing five grazing farm animals to the property at the Loudonville Reservoir … Wednesday, September 2, at 9:30 a.m.
Which strikes me as a pretty swell idea. We’re doing it here, in fact:
Oklahoma City is partnering with Langston University’s Goat Research Extension Program to turn a small herd of goats loose along the [Hefner] canal between Northwest Expressway and Wilshire Boulevard.
Mowing along that stretch is difficult, and city officials think goats could help them save gas, reduce use of chemical weed killers, prevent erosion, and reduce the risk of employee injuries.
We have nineteen goats, but then we’re about six times the size of Albany. And this bit from the press release amuses:
The grazing farm animals will be available for photos, video and interviews.
It could work. Ours have their own Twitter account.