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Oct 2, 2018 06:41:24   #
CLF Loc: Raleigh, NC
 
rockdog wrote:
These large herds of goats work behind temporary, moveable fences to clear the undergrowth in a effort to reduce the fire danger in the hills above the San Francisco Bay. Their office has a great view of Oakland below and San Francisco across the bay. They are attended by two and four legged herders and I am always happy to see them!



Phil, great set but even better a fantstic message. They are used around NC to clear underbush and it is awesome.

Greg

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Oct 2, 2018 06:43:37   #
Treepusher Loc: Kingston, Massachusetts
 
Great series! They work hard, they work cheap, and they spend very little time gossiping around the water cooler. Excellent employees!

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Oct 2, 2018 07:28:09   #
fourg1b2006 Loc: Long Island New York
 
Great set, i enjoyed it.

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Oct 2, 2018 07:41:50   #
merrytexan Loc: georgia
 
rockdog wrote:
These large herds of goats work behind temporary, moveable fences to clear the undergrowth in a effort to reduce the fire danger in the hills above the San Francisco Bay. Their office has a great view of Oakland below and San Francisco across the bay. They are attended by two and four legged herders and I am always happy to see them!


love these shots, phil, and you weren't kidding about an office with a view, and what an awesome view it is.
those are some lucky kids!

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Oct 2, 2018 08:21:37   #
jaymatt Loc: Alexandria, Indiana
 
If they are like our goats, they will eat the trees, weeds, etc., but they will hardly ever eat the grass if there’s anything else around.

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Oct 2, 2018 09:11:36   #
StanMac Loc: Tennessee
 
We need herds of these goats to control our kudzu problem down here in the South.

Stan

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Oct 2, 2018 09:57:51   #
blacks2 Loc: SF. Bay area
 
rockdog wrote:
These large herds of goats work behind temporary, moveable fences to clear the undergrowth in a effort to reduce the fire danger in the hills above the San Francisco Bay. Their office has a great view of Oakland below and San Francisco across the bay. They are attended by two and four legged herders and I am always happy to see them!


Interesting series my friend, amazing what these goats do, I still remember the Oakland hill fire. Hope they enjoy the great view of the bay area they have. We had them clearing some area here by the SF airport, they did a great job. Thanks for posting .

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Oct 2, 2018 10:07:20   #
Swamp-Cork Loc: Lanexa, Virginia
 
Nice set, Phil and know that this control method has been used in Virginia, but don't know what the current status is.

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Oct 2, 2018 10:34:17   #
AzPicLady Loc: Behind the camera!
 
Neat idea (and nice pics, BTW). One of our mines used cattle on their slag piles. The idea was to break up the surface to catch and hold water better and add fertilizer so that stuff would grow. It took awhile, but it worked.

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Oct 2, 2018 11:02:41   #
aellman Loc: Boston MA
 
rockdog wrote:
These large herds of goats work behind temporary, moveable fences to clear the undergrowth in a effort to reduce the fire danger in the hills above the San Francisco Bay. Their office has a great view of Oakland below and San Francisco across the bay. They are attended by two and four legged herders and I am always happy to see them!


Nicely done. I'm moving my office. >Alan

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Oct 2, 2018 12:40:35   #
jak86094
 
There is a steep hillside next to the historic Angels Flight funicular in downtown Los Angeles where they brought in a herd of goats to clear the brush. Too steep for lawn mowers and a potential fire hazard. What a kick to see the goats among all the steel and glass high rise office buildings...but effective. Jak

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Oct 2, 2018 13:07:10   #
rockdog Loc: Berkeley, Ca.
 
J-SPEIGHT wrote:
Nice set Phil.


Thanks Jack!

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Oct 2, 2018 13:08:16   #
rockdog Loc: Berkeley, Ca.
 
sb wrote:
Very interesting!


Thanks for the visit sb.

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Oct 2, 2018 13:10:39   #
rockdog Loc: Berkeley, Ca.
 
CLF wrote:
Phil, great set but even better a fantstic message. They are used around NC to clear underbush and it is awesome.

Greg


Thanks Greg! It is such a simple and time tested solution.

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Oct 2, 2018 13:17:10   #
rockdog Loc: Berkeley, Ca.
 
Treepusher wrote:
Great series! They work hard, they work cheap, and they spend very little time gossiping around the water cooler. Excellent employees!


Thanks Randy! And you can eat the recalcitrant ones. That sound a little dark but I lived in West Africa for two year....goat is tasty if properly prepared.
Phil

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