Wow - those goats can eat, and eat, and eat...! They've done a magnificent job of chowing down on the Himalayan blackberry, English ivy and, yes, the Japanese knotweed, too! Yay!
Rachel and Bill McCollum have been very busy working to keep one-step ahead of the goats' appetites putting up new stretches of fencing so that they can continually move the goats along as they eat - and to prevent them from munching on the trees!
Here's a short video of the goats moving from one area to the next: goats moving to bridge
They also set up a small 'petting zoo' ...
The goats from Yoder Goat Rental arrived yesterday evening! They'll be here helping to control the Japanese knotweed, Himalayan blackberry, and english ivy through this week. Pringle Creek Community is the first business in Salem to take advantage of the revised city ordinance allowing goats to graze in town for weed control.
Tomorrow Rachel and Bill, owners of Yoder goat rental, will set a few goats aside so that people can get up close, pet, and meet some goats! Come on out for a visit!
Check out this video: Goat arrival
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The plans created for homes at Pringle Creek Community were designed by architects at Opsis Architecture in Portland, Oregon. The Opsis team assessed the entire property, from the topography, to local natural resources, to sun angles and local ...
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Paul Hawken, author, environmentalist and business entrepreneur, was an early visitor to Fairview. He was in Salem to speak at Willamette. At that time, 2001, “sustainable development” was not part of the national conversation like it is now. Hawken, though, had been talking about it for years. He wrote The Ecology of Commerce: A Declaration of Sustainability in 1993 and co-wrote the seminal work, Natural Capitalism, which spelled out the benefits of considering the economic value of environmental perspectives, in 1999.In his brand new book, Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Movement in the World Came Into Being and Why ...