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Oct 2, 2018 13:19:28   #
rockdog Loc: Berkeley, Ca.
 
fourg1b2006 wrote:
Great set, i enjoyed it.


Thanks Marty! I enjoy watching them and thier canine care takers.

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Oct 2, 2018 13:23:37   #
rockdog Loc: Berkeley, Ca.
 
merrytexan wrote:
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!


Thanks for the kind comment Merry. I think they are having a good life!

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Oct 2, 2018 13:28:18   #
rockdog Loc: Berkeley, Ca.
 
jaymatt wrote:
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.


Thanks John! They are a very effective solution to poison oak.

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Oct 2, 2018 13:34:38   #
rockdog Loc: Berkeley, Ca.
 
StanMac wrote:
We need herds of these goats to control our kudzu problem down here in the South.

Stan


Thanks for the comment Stan. Interesting thought about the kudzu, out here it the invasive water hyacinth we could use more help with. I don't know if goats are willing to swim for dinner.

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Oct 2, 2018 13:38:37   #
rockdog Loc: Berkeley, Ca.
 
blacks2 wrote:
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 .


Thanks very much Mike! They are amazing. I have very strong memories of that 1991 fire, it burned to within a few blocks of my house. These shots overlook the area where many homes were lost. I appreciate your visit, be well.
Phil

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Oct 2, 2018 13:39:52   #
rockdog Loc: Berkeley, Ca.
 
Swamp-Cork wrote:
Nice set, Phil and know that this control method has been used in Virginia, but don't know what the current status is.


Thanks Corky! It is a very workable method, and they are fun to watch.

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Oct 2, 2018 13:44:50   #
rockdog Loc: Berkeley, Ca.
 
AzPicLady wrote:
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.


Thanks for the kind comment Kathy! The idea makes a lot of sense to me.

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Oct 2, 2018 13:47:36   #
rockdog Loc: Berkeley, Ca.
 
aellman wrote:
Nicely done. I'm moving my office. >Alan


Thank you Alan!

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Oct 2, 2018 13:50:36   #
rockdog Loc: Berkeley, Ca.
 
jak86094 wrote:
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


Thank you for the visit and comment Jak! Yes, I love those moments of visual contrast.
Phil

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Oct 2, 2018 20:42:33   #
cessnalvr Loc: West virginia
 
Nice set. My guess is unless they pull everything out by the roots to eat it the it shoudlnt contribute to soil erosion. I woukd also think their progress would be monitored so this didnt take place

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Oct 2, 2018 23:32:33   #
rockdog Loc: Berkeley, Ca.
 
cessnalvr wrote:
Nice set. My guess is unless they pull everything out by the roots to eat it the it shoudlnt contribute to soil erosion. I woukd also think their progress would be monitored so this didnt take place


Thank you. You are correct and they are closely managed. The are given more oversight and work a great deal harder than most of our elected offiicials! I appreciate your comment.
Phil

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