Google hires goats to mow lawn

This is a good one, and this:

At our Mountain View headquarters, we have some fields that we need to mow occasionally to clear weeds and brush to reduce fire hazard. This spring we decided to take a low-carbon approach: Instead of using noisy mowers that run on gasoline and pollute the air, we’ve rented some goats from California Grazing to do the job for us (we’re not “kidding”). A herder brings about 200 goats and they spend roughly a week with us at Google, eating the grass and fertilizing at the same time. The goats are herded with the help of Jen, a border collie. It costs us about the same as mowing, and goats are a lot cuter to watch than lawn mowers.

Right… Somebody already asked the question I had though:

Anthony – May 1st, 2009 at 11:53 am PDT
Who’s gonna pick up the poop?

A very important question indeed. Maybe these goats wore diapers.

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