Skip the Lawnmower and Rent a Goat Instead (video)

We all know that lawnmowers are noisy and use gasoline from imported oil which leads to all kinds of bad things. Why not do it the natural way? Rent an eco-friendly goat.

For as little as $1 a day the goat will happily munch on your green and will even give you free fertilizer.

Now what could be a better deal than that?

Photo credit: Jon Stammers

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William C
William C5 months ago


Sheri D.
Sheri D6 years ago

Good idea.

Mary Pendergast
Mary Pendergast6 years ago

However, they will eat anything and you better be sure there is nothing dangerous or anything you don't want eaten!

New G.
W. C6 years ago

Thank you.

Carole R.
Carole R6 years ago


Melinda offline K.
Past Member 6 years ago

Also, its very true that goats will eat everything, if your goat gets out of the paddock, which they easily can do, they will decimate your garden, pretty roses, vegetables and fruit trees, basically they will munch and destroy whatever they can get to, so as I said in my previous comment, do your research carefully and talk to experienced responsible goat owners before doing this.

Melinda offline K.
Past Member 6 years ago

NOT A GREAT IDEA! Goats are actually browsers, they need foliage from various plants to be healthy, so they can get the minerals they need, living on grass alone is not healthy or normal for goats. Sheep are much better for keeping grass down and alpacas. This kind of information is not accurate on goats. Also, alot of people want goats for 'lawn mowing' and couldn't care less about its loneliness, emotional needs, or health.

*** Please do your research carefully before you get any animal and add it to your family. ***

Michele Wilkinson

Great idea.

K s Goh
KS Goh6 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Jane W.
Jane Warren6 years ago

It's a great idea, but I'm not sure about the bylaws of the town. Plus, we are down to very little lawn now, having planted a couple of rows of raspberry plants and more blueberry plants, and a clump of rhubarb.