In recent years, a popular way to help control overgrown vegetation is to hire world’s cutest gardener—the goat! Goats will eat woody vegetation and dry grasses, making them efficient at clearing a field. Studies have shown they have a positive influence on vegetation composition.
Art by @heathertaylorsart, fact by Cassidy Cooper
[Edited by Isabelle McDonald]
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