Gardening doesn’t get much greener

26 Aug

Herdwick sheep grazing around the castle

Day 26: Something you read online. Leave a link and discuss, if you’d like.

Armed to teeth, goats keep weeds in check across U.S.

herdyI read this article about all-natural landscaping services in USA Today last week. I’m happy to see that the US is starting to embrace some of the environmentally friendly practices that are in use elsewhere in the world. The hubby and I came across four-legged lawn maintenance in England, where the National Trust are using sheep, ponies, and cattle to manage the grounds at their various historical properties across the UK. For my lawn, I think I’d like to acquire a herd of Herdwick sheep, like the ones I captured grinning and grazing on the hillsides around Corfe Castle. Fertilizer included at no additional charge. 🙂 



Thoughtful gardening, brought to you by Jenni’s blog-every-day challenge at Story of My Life.


Posted by on August 26, 2013 in Challenges, On Me, True Life



8 responses to “Gardening doesn’t get much greener

  1. Janet domino

    August 27, 2013 at 6:50 AM


  2. helenrj

    August 27, 2013 at 3:34 PM

    I need to rent a goat for my backyard.

    • dreaminofobx

      September 1, 2013 at 9:28 PM

      I know someone who could hook you up!

      • helenrj

        September 1, 2013 at 9:46 PM

        The heat has been so intense lately that the grass has turned a very ugly shade of grey/brown. Poor goat would need extra strength dental floss after each bite.

      • dreaminofobx

        September 8, 2013 at 9:14 PM

        I’ve seen some of the things goats eat…not sure brown grass would be a deterrent!

  3. galeriaredelius

    August 31, 2013 at 2:25 AM

    I love this idea! We have a tiny garden, but I insisted we would still have some lawn in it (most people have it paved, for easy maintenance). A month ago our daughter finally got her two rabbits, they live outside, and now part of the lawn is theirs. Wow, the grass was “cut” very quickly, we may need to consider to let them have the entire lawn…

    • dreaminofobx

      September 1, 2013 at 9:28 PM

      Hmm, a bunny brigade is almost as appealing as a herd of sheep. Possibly less chance of conflict with the neighbors, too. 🙂

      • galeriaredelius

        September 2, 2013 at 12:57 AM

        “Bunny brigade” – I just love that! 🙂


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