Nothing cleans up the Parkway like a herd of goats, as Susan Maxwell Skinner reports on their work in Carmichael on her Facebook page.
Susan is also the magisterial source for the Parkway eagle family
“They come, they see, they devour. I love ruminants. So I was delighted to see a heavenly host of goats imported to Carmichael’s Sutter Jensen Community Park this week. These 450 goats will spend about 10 days clearing brush from spots too dangerous, steep or rocky for man and mower. In our desiccating summer, these caprines are a terrific asset for fire prevention. Grinding teeth don’t cause sparks in tinder-dry locations; the critters are gentle and don’t bother wildlife; they’re soothing to the psyche to contemplate. Oh, and their only residue sure benefits landscaping.
“It’s also nice for suburbanites to see the herd at work in our old olive groves. Gives you an idea of the Carmichael Colony a century ago.
“Go see goats: park at Sutter Avenue and Hollister (in the community garden parking lot). Listen for bleating. There are hundreds of the critters corralled and chomping — you can’t miss ’em!”
Retrieved June 4, 2021 from Susan Maxwell Skinner | Facebook