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A city girl goes country (Part 6) Can I “rent a goat?”

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Yesterday I wrote about the status of our “lawn” as well as American society’s quest for the “perfect” lawn.

Admittedly our unusual wet weather including several days of downpours have kept us from mowing even on our usual lazy cycle. I call what we have a “lawn” in quotes because in addition to yesterday’s pictures, some parts look like this.


This may have to be attacked with a machete. Of course we do have sections that look like grass – long grass.



But this part is on a slope which makes mowing quite a challenge, especially when pushing that mower uphill.

This brings me back to my title. I see goats on the farms around me. Maybe a farmer would rent me one? I don’t want to own a goat and living right on the lake and not being a working farm, I wouldn’t be allowed to own one anyway. This would have to be a “visiting” goat like having temporary company who bring their dog along.

I could put the goat on a long leash so he/she would stay on our property. My neighbor wouldn’t be happy if Billy-the-goat developed a taste for their tulips.

This ends my morning rambling. I’ll leave the mowing to DH. He’s still laughing at my solution.
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