Some property owners say sheep, goats are better way to landscape
I must agree that running animals over the land is much better than using
pesticides for fire control. We in north Eagle Mountain appreciate the efforts
of Camp Williams to graze cattle and sheep between us and Camp Williams.
Personally I keep a few sheep for my own use and loan a few out to neighbors for
weed control on their property. They work great taking the weed down to less
than an inch above ground if not forced to over graze. Often I do supplement
with some hay since we a pushing them to graze further than if they were on
regular pasture. It is a win-win for both me and the neighbors. I need less
hay and the neighbors get the lot weeded without much work at all. Since I work
at a regular job I don't do this as a business as it is time consuming to
set the animals up for a week or two on a property and fence out dogs and
predetors. I don't feel safe just using a tether without supervising them
to make sure they are safe. It sets them up for attack.
Some don't. Sheep and goats are fine in some circumstances. Herbicides are
very effective in others. I've got a relatively small piece of ground, I
don't want to have to maintain critters and certainly don't want their
waste about. I can spray in the morning, leave for three days and the weeds are
done with when I get back. That's multitasking.