We Meet Sheep!

Working Sheep!

We recently went to a Chastain Park to visit a herd of sheep and goats! What were these goat and sheep doing in our local park? Well, they were there to eat and eat and eat! The herd of sheep is part of a program sponsored by Trees Atlanta to help clear local parks and areas of overgrowth and invasive plants. Chastain Park in particular had a problem with kudzu! That’s where the herd of 100 sheep and goats get to work! They spent several weeks eating the around 2 acres of kudzu, pretty easy to do when you’re a sheep that can eat up to 150 square feet of kudzu a day!

Here’s a map of the area where the sheep “worked” 🙂

The herd was hired from EWE-niversally Green! That’s right folks there are companies where you can hire sheep to eat your plants! Cool, huh?

The sheep and goats have move to A. D. Williams Park to chomp away more invasive plants! Yum! Check out the Trees Atlanta website for when and where you can visit the sheep herd again!

Check out our photos from our breakfast with sheep!

Goats & sheep of all colors!

Such cuties!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We learned all about Trees Atlanta!

Have ewe heard?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sheep enjoying some browse! We love browse too!

 

This little lamb was just too adorable!

This little guy is named Brownie!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here we are with Brownie in the back!

Who needs more cowbell?

Categories: adventure, Animals, Atlanta, backyard, education, Environment, mammals, nature, parks, plants, trees, wildlife | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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2 thoughts on “We Meet Sheep!

  1. What an awesome idea! And there’s never a lack of kudzu for them to eat either.

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