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I hate grass!

Discussion in 'Lawns & Landscaping' started by secuono, Apr 7, 2014.

  1. Aug 31, 2017
    Nyboy

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    Can a horned goat protect its self from a coyote ?
     
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    ninnymary

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    Our county brings out several hundred goats to the hillsides where my cousin leaves. In one day they clear the entire area then are moved elsewhere. I love that they use this method. It is so quiet without having mowers making all that noise pollution.

    Mary
     
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    Nyboy

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    Mary they are also fertilizing at same time.
     
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    Smart Red

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    I don't know that one. I do know that neighbors with sheep keep a couple of alpaca with the flock. They are the coyote "guard animals" and will kill coyotes with little trouble.
     
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    thistlebloom

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    That would probably depend on a lot of variables, but I think I'd put my money on the coyote.
     
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    Nyboy

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    The goats in that photo have very impressive horns. I thought goats had small horns.
     
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    Nyboy

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    When I was in Brazil we visited a little town in the mountains. Was where the summer palace for the royal family was, lots of tourist. In the town square where carts pulled by goats for sightseeing. One large goat could pull driver ( young boy) and 2 adults. I kind of felt sorry for the goats
     
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    secuono

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    The 2nd scotch broom died, cut them out.
    =/
     
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    flowerbug

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    @secuono, when they built the place here they left a lot of it as unmowed grasses/fields, but after they were done building they put down a few layers of thick black plastic and put rinsed crushed limestone over it to mulch. some areas they've used old carpeting.

    20yrs later, some areas that get a lot of traffic need to be redone and places they didn't put down enough limestone to mulch can be issues. but overall it's been ok. once in a while an area will get dirt spilled on it and that lets weed seeds germinate so after i get sick of weeding it a few times i'll scrape it up and get the dirt out of there and put it back down. i've got a box set up now with a screen to make that process go faster. also to screen the stray gravel out of the gardens where it sometimes gets moved off pathways.

    we don't have many trees dropping leaves on the mulch. the large white pine tree i'd like to remove along with the entire berm it is on, but can't get Mom to agree to that.

    we're down now to about 5% of original grass field cover and i'd be quite happy to change that all over to gardens. not yet, but getting closer each season.

    our other method to smother was to put down a few layers of cardboard, weed barrier fabric and then top with a good layer of wood chips. none of the colored ones last or look nice for long enough to make the expense worth it IMO.

    for the sake of variety i would like to use something other than the rinsed crushed limestone, but that ship sailed years ago and in the longer term if i stick around i'll be removing a good portion of it and turning those pathways/spaces into gardens. it's a bit too sterile for my tastes. i'd like it to be more green even if it means more work weeding.

    always can use more space for beans. :)
     
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    Nyboy

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    How are your babydoll sheep ? One day I will be contacting you on buying a few.
     

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