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(Atlanta Journal Constitution)   Goats help clean up college campus. I kid you not   (ajc.com) divider line 57
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2012-04-13 03:13:50 AM  
LOL. The bleating edge of landscaping technology, to be sure.
 
2012-04-13 03:18:56 AM  
Pebble sized shiat turds everywhere
 
2012-04-13 03:23:07 AM  
When did probably the most common livestock animal in human history become such an exotic attraction?
 
2012-04-13 03:26:24 AM  
img692.imageshack.us
 
2012-04-13 03:30:26 AM  
 
2012-04-13 03:33:07 AM  
Oh, goats. That's a relief.
 
2012-04-13 03:35:34 AM  

Harry_Seldon: When did probably the most common livestock animal in human history become such an exotic attraction?


When kids started believing meat and milk came from plastic packaged styrofoam thingies in the supermarket and some people's only connection with nature was when they ran over a sheep with their Volvo once.
 
2012-04-13 03:38:49 AM  
I've said this for ages. Sheep rip it up at the roots. Goats would be perfect for trimming lawns. Ever seen the Alps with a brown spot? Didn't think so.
 
2012-04-13 03:43:37 AM  
Aw, goatly.
 
2012-04-13 03:45:33 AM  
+1 subby. Nicely done.
 
2012-04-13 03:46:22 AM  

doglover: I've said this for ages. Sheep rip it up at the roots. Goats would be perfect for trimming lawns.


Goats are perfect for curry too. Win win.
 
2012-04-13 03:48:22 AM  
old time farm sense makes the big time. life is good.

/go goats
 
2012-04-13 03:49:09 AM  
"It's a fairly new, innovative technique, and there are lots of research questions one can ask about it," he said. "Given that we are a research institution, it seems to make sense that we should be engaging in that study right here in our own backyard."

WTF? Innovative, maybe, if you are incredibly ignorant of the world or of history.
 
2012-04-13 03:49:14 AM  
The town where I went to college started using goats to do weed cleanup here and there. It was really fun to watch! They seemed to work pretty well, and since they're goats, they didn't give a shiat about hillocks that mechanical equipment really just couldn't deal with.
 
2012-04-13 03:50:09 AM  

0Icky0: doglover: I've said this for ages. Sheep rip it up at the roots. Goats would be perfect for trimming lawns.

Goats are perfect for curry too. Win win.


I refuse to make curry in my home and I don't have a shed out back to do it in.

But I'd gladly milk said goats for cheese. Mmmmm. Goat cheese.
 
2012-04-13 03:51:36 AM  

doglover: I refuse to make curry in my home and I don't have a shed out back to do it in.


But if you make it at home, the smell of curry will get into everything.
You don't want this?

/I strive for this.
 
2012-04-13 03:55:23 AM  
pics.livejournal.com
 
2012-04-13 03:57:19 AM  
I guess it's a case of Goatse, goat do.
 
2012-04-13 03:59:34 AM  
Took me a minute, but bravo subby!
 
2012-04-13 04:07:24 AM  

0Icky0: "It's a fairly new, innovative technique, and there are lots of research questions one can ask about it," he said. "Given that we are a research institution, it seems to make sense that we should be engaging in that study right here in our own backyard."

WTF? Innovative, maybe, if you are incredibly ignorant of the world or of history.


This. My neighbors have been using goats as lawnmowers for as long as I can remember. We used to have a few ourselves, before they all got out through a hole in the fence and went wild. I can still hear the bleating of their descendents on quiet nights.

On the downside, though, a lot of goats are bastards. They'll sneak right up and headbutt the shiat out of you without making a sound; there's a very good reason people put bells on them.
 
2012-04-13 04:11:21 AM  

0Icky0: But if you make it at home, the smell of curry will get into everything.
You don't want this?

/I strive for this.



I like the way you think.

/follow him!
//he smells of curry
 
2012-04-13 04:18:26 AM  

doglover: 0Icky0: doglover: I've said this for ages. Sheep rip it up at the roots. Goats would be perfect for trimming lawns.

Goats are perfect for curry too. Win win.

I refuse to make curry in my home and I don't have a shed out back to do it in.

But I'd gladly milk said goats for cheese. Mmmmm. Goat cheese.


Smell wise eating a finished curry is like making love. You can have that in your home and it's totally fine.

Making curry is like a 30 people plus orgy complete with bukake finish where the recipient wipes their face off on the curtains. You don't want that in your home. It's a completely different thing.
 
2012-04-13 04:25:22 AM  

0Icky0: "It's a fairly new, innovative technique, and there are lots of research questions one can ask about it," he said. "Given that we are a research institution, it seems to make sense that we should be engaging in that study right here in our own backyard."

WTF? Innovative, maybe, if you are incredibly ignorant of the world or of history.


Or, y'know, how Cal has keeps the hills around the LBL and the east end of campus clear currently (and for the last century, so I guess it's technically history as well).

Generally people that owned goat herds where I was growing up would also rent them out to people with difficult-to-clear areas, since they not only eat random bullshiat like smilax (walls of thorn-studded vines) but they prefer it over things people like in their woods and clearings like flowers and moss.

So, yeah, I'm with you on this not being terribly exciting.
 
2012-04-13 04:26:48 AM  

doglover: doglover: 0Icky0: doglover: I've said this for ages. Sheep rip it up at the roots. Goats would be perfect for trimming lawns.

Goats are perfect for curry too. Win win.

I refuse to make curry in my home and I don't have a shed out back to do it in.

But I'd gladly milk said goats for cheese. Mmmmm. Goat cheese.

Smell wise eating a finished curry is like making love. You can have that in your home and it's totally fine.

Making curry is like a 30 people plus orgy complete with bukake finish where the recipient wipes their face off on the curtains. You don't want that in your home. It's a completely different thing.


And I use to LIKE curry...
 
2012-04-13 04:26:49 AM  
They've been using goats in the hills around the Oakland Zoo for 20+ years. Love to see the maintenance taken care of naturally.
 
2012-04-13 04:28:58 AM  

Jim_Callahan: 0Icky0: "It's a fairly new, innovative technique, and there are lots of research questions one can ask about it," he said. "Given that we are a research institution, it seems to make sense that we should be engaging in that study right here in our own backyard."

WTF? Innovative, maybe, if you are incredibly ignorant of the world or of history.

Or, y'know, how Cal has keeps the hills around the LBL and the east end of campus clear currently (and for the last century, so I guess it's technically history as well).

Generally people that owned goat herds where I was growing up would also rent them out to people with difficult-to-clear areas, since they not only eat random bullshiat like smilax (walls of thorn-studded vines) but they prefer it over things people like in their woods and clearings like flowers and moss.

So, yeah, I'm with you on this not being terribly exciting.


And so this.
 
2012-04-13 04:30:08 AM  
A couple years ago I remember reading somewhere about some woman who raised goats and she hired them out to a local city to assist in grass cutting along a stretch of country road. She would should up, set up a fence, and turn the goats loose. At the end of the day she would pack them all up and take them home. It was saving the little city a lot of money.
 
2012-04-13 04:33:10 AM  

doglover: 0Icky0: doglover: I've said this for ages. Sheep rip it up at the roots. Goats would be perfect for trimming lawns.

Goats are perfect for curry too. Win win.

I refuse to make curry in my home and I don't have a shed out back to do it in.


Sacrilege
 
2012-04-13 04:35:33 AM  
It's my pet goat, see?
 
2012-04-13 04:36:17 AM  

Mock26: A couple years ago I remember reading somewhere about some woman who raised goats and she hired them out to a local city to assist in grass cutting along a stretch of country road. She would should up, set up a fence, and turn the goats loose. At the end of the day she would pack them all up and take them home. It was saving the little city a lot of money.


I gotta do it my way... or no way at all.
 
2012-04-13 04:37:17 AM  
In Dearborn there are certain days when there are so many people cooking goats/lamb/whatever in their houses that the entire city smells terrible.
 
2012-04-13 04:58:05 AM  

dprathbun: And I use to LIKE curry...


I still do. I just don't make it in my home after the 100th time I didn't get an orgy spontaneously.
 
2012-04-13 05:01:02 AM  

digitalpirate: In Dearborn there are certain days when there are so many people cooking goats/lamb/whatever in their houses that the entire city smells terrible.


I remember Dearborn before the curry cookers moved in. It has always smelled terrible.
 
2012-04-13 05:03:27 AM  
"OMG SOMEONE LET THEM EAT THE HEDGES" story in 3...2....1...
 
Skr
2012-04-13 05:11:41 AM  
Meh
 
2012-04-13 06:44:36 AM  
11 bleats for you subby.
 
2012-04-13 06:59:32 AM  
I would love to have a goat to borrow from time to time. I hate weeding, but the HOA would probably have a stroke if a goat showed up
 
2012-04-13 07:09:15 AM  

cherryl taggart: I would love to have a goat to borrow from time to time. I hate weeding, but the HOA would probably have a stroke if a goat showed up


All the more reason.
 
2012-04-13 07:36:59 AM  

0Icky0: "It's a fairly new, innovative technique, and there are lots of research questions one can ask about it," he said. "Given that we are a research institution, it seems to make sense that we should be engaging in that study right here in our own backyard."

WTF? Innovative, maybe, if you are incredibly ignorant of the world or of history.


THIS

Haven't goats been around munching landscape forever? Growing up there was a guy that had acres and acres, he would just move a herd of 5 - 7 goats around the fields. Always looked neat and tidy.

Innovative? Only if you live in academia where once you write up the obvious, it becomes "new"

Also - for the kids this weekend, WTF are goat games?
 
2012-04-13 07:45:37 AM  
Why they chose goats instead of sheep to clean the grass at Georgia:

Athens co-ed ready to party on a Saturday night: t0.gstatic.com
 
2012-04-13 07:52:28 AM  
This might work.

Until one of the frats sobers up enough to figure out there are "free goats" on campus. The goats will be pulling double duty that weekend.
 
2012-04-13 08:02:23 AM  
 
2012-04-13 08:02:37 AM  
27.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-04-13 08:26:07 AM  
I know that mares eat oats, does eat oats and little lambs eat ivy, but will a kid'll eat ivy too?
 
2012-04-13 08:40:02 AM  
sheep go to heaven, goats go to hell
 
2012-04-13 08:40:37 AM  

Generation_D: Goat-renter guy, you're one of us. (new window)


There is a guy around here that figured out goats like to eat kudzu. He will rent out his goats by the day or week. It's a fantastic idea.
 
2012-04-13 08:59:23 AM  

doglover: I've said this for ages. Sheep rip it up at the roots. Goats would be perfect for trimming lawns. Ever seen the Alps with a brown spot? Didn't think so.


This. And goats don't kiss and tell.
 
2012-04-13 09:06:03 AM  
FTA: Richardson said. "I'm pretty confident that goats are the way to go now."

So he's saying once you go goat, you never go...um,,hey, here's The Rhyming Dictionary; knock yourselves out:

Link (new window)
 
2012-04-13 09:20:49 AM  
// Hot. Like goat on goat action.
 
2012-04-13 11:11:53 AM  
oh....... I get it. +1 subs
 
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