Goats?? In Redwood City, California??

Here's a sight that has become a welcome annual event in the hills of suburban Redwood City, California.

With wildfire season approaching, areas have ordinances in place demanding that dried grasses be mowed down or otherwise removed from areas near houses. A "Rent-A-Goat" company provides that service here on land off of Edgewood Road, much to the enjoyment of passersby.

What a great, creative solution!

herd of goats grazing in Redwood City, CA

 

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Comment balloon 15 commentsLottie Kendall • May 27 2010 10:25AM

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We are seeing some foreclosures that could use some help from these goats. Thanks for sharing.

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Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) over 7 years ago

Hi Roy - it's quite a sight--many hundred goats can clear a whole hillside in a day; then we find them moved to the next plot down the road; in less than a week they're gone -- until next year.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco (Today | Sotheby's International Realty) over 7 years ago

Lottie - we have a local farmer who does the same thing to clean up his fields after he harvest the crop ..... the added bonus - naturalized fertilizer

Posted by Kathy Clulow, Trusted For Experience - Respected For Results (RE/MAX All-Stars Realty Inc. Brokerage) over 7 years ago

Rent-a-Goat?!!  When are you going to start selling t-shirts Lottie?

Posted by Vic Steele, Broker/Consultant (Vic Steele, Broker CA BRE 01349863) over 7 years ago

Someone probably will one day, Vic!

Kathy, it's a great idea, isn't it? Of course, on our weed covered hillsides, I'm not sure adding fertilizer is a good idea or not.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco (Today | Sotheby's International Realty) over 7 years ago

I love this post.  It would fit right in, in the Country Life in Southeast Oklahoma blog... I don't have any goats right now but have a good friend that does and I have had in the past.

Posted by Judi K Barrett, BA, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK (Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma) over 7 years ago

Hi Judi - I thought of you when I spotted our grazing goats this year! It's a startling sight here, but one we've come to look forward to.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco (Today | Sotheby's International Realty) over 7 years ago

I used to own a nubian goat. I raised her on my R2 lot in Newport Beach. I never had to mow my back yard. It was also a great line to use at the oceanfront bars at closing time . . . hey, you guys wanna come over to my house to see my goat?

Posted by Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you (Lyon Real Estate) over 7 years ago

Elizabeth, that's GREAT line! And I bet you really did use it, too!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco (Today | Sotheby's International Realty) over 7 years ago

Lottie, your post brought back memories of a time several years ago at my former home and now a rental property.

With a wink and a nod from my neighbors who also had deep lots, I had two illegal sheep in my 535' back yard. The grass was a beautiful, healthy green yet no need for a lawn mower!  They never caused a problem and the neighbors enjoyed petting them and bringing children and grand-children to see them. Even had an annual sheep-sheering party!  Regardless, I got paranoid re violating the city ordiance so gave them to the fellow who sheered them for me.

Sadly, I was not as creative as Elizabeth and never thought about using them to pick up guys. One more explanation as to why I"m single....

Posted by Mary Kay Hopkins, e-PRO,GRI,CRS (Mary Kay Hopkins, LLC e-PRO, GRI, CRS, CRB) over 7 years ago

Hi Mary Kay - How did you happen to have sheep? I feel a great blog post lurking in that story! I love Elizabeth's line, and can imagine her using it!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco (Today | Sotheby's International Realty) over 7 years ago

Lotte,

Love that service...delighted to say tht Santa Barbara County is doing the same...we love goats, had a goat as a child (pet), until my mother got tired of the goat eating my dad's socks.  She gave it away to a farm, where her diet became more organic.  LOL

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing (Napa Consultants) over 7 years ago

How fun, Run and Alexandra - so goats really do eat 'most anything?

 

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco (Today | Sotheby's International Realty) over 7 years ago

That looks like a ton of goats for that hill.  I'm sure that they'll have it all cleared in no time.  Once they're done they'll probably be back at one of the farms in my area - I see them all the time!!

Posted by Michael J. O'Connor, Eastvale - 951-847-4883 (Diamond Ridge Realty) over 7 years ago

Hello Michael - you're 100% right -- the goats spend no more than 1 day in a spot, then get moved to an adjoining parcel. In less that a week they're gone for the year. Could be that's when you see them all home again!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco (Today | Sotheby's International Realty) over 7 years ago

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