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Post by Turtleneck on Thu Oct 01, 2015 12:34 pm

I was thinking about getting some goats to mow my lawn. I bought a rider at the start of the summer, but now regret the purchase. I have some neighbors who own goats, and the goats seem to do a good job keeping the grass at healthy length. I don't think they got the goats specifically for their lawn, but the entire front lawn is a part of the goats grazing area. Seems like it might work. Any insight about what breed of goats would be the best?
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Post by Floyd Robertson on Thu Oct 01, 2015 12:41 pm

I use Hannah Davises goat as a matter of fact. Whatever you do, don't go for fainting goats.
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Post by Turtleneck on Thu Oct 01, 2015 12:42 pm

I don't know who that is.
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Post by SeeRockCity on Thu Oct 01, 2015 12:43 pm

Turtleneck wrote:I was thinking about getting some goats to mow my lawn. I bought a rider at the start of the summer, but now regret the purchase.

Agree, the riders are too large and the meat is tough. The smaller goats are much more efficient and taste better.

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Post by Travis of the Cosmos on Thu Oct 01, 2015 12:44 pm

I just use illegal immigrants like a real American.

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Post by Watch Out Pylon! on Thu Oct 01, 2015 12:47 pm

I don't mow. Better to hide my landmines.
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Post by InTenSity on Thu Oct 01, 2015 12:47 pm

My lawn is magically done every other week. Not sure if they bring in goats or not.

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Post by Giant Moose on Thu Oct 01, 2015 12:48 pm

How do you train the goats to use a lawn mower?
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Post by gHost Spartan on Thu Oct 01, 2015 12:48 pm

I haven't watered the grass in about three weeks - letting the Bermuda die and then I'll scalp the lawn and overseed in a few weeks.
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Re: Anybody here use goats to mow their lawn?

Post by Robert J Sakimano on Thu Oct 01, 2015 12:51 pm

I'm pretty sure the City of East Lansing would frown on keeping barnyard animals on the premises.

However, I did know a guy in North Carolina - back in about 1985-86 - who had a goat for the specific purposes you outlined. He had 2-3 stakes in and around his yard and would tie the goat up in different places.

That's what he said once, anyway. His last name was Sweeney and he always smelled like soup so he may have been lying.
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Post by LooseGoose on Thu Oct 01, 2015 12:59 pm

I've always preferred Saanens.


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Post by Other Teams Pursuing That on Thu Oct 01, 2015 1:02 pm

Are there goats in Wyoming, Roc?
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Post by Turtleneck on Thu Oct 01, 2015 1:05 pm

Other Teams Pursuing That wrote:Are there goats in Wyoming, Roc?

Map: Literally every goat in the United States
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonkblog/wp/2015/01/12/map-literally-every-goat-in-the-united-states/
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Post by Robert J Sakimano on Thu Oct 01, 2015 1:08 pm

Turtleneck wrote:
Other Teams Pursuing That wrote:Are there goats in Wyoming, Roc?

Map: Literally every goat in the United States
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonkblog/wp/2015/01/12/map-literally-every-goat-in-the-united-states/
I see the one that the guy I worked with was talking about.
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Post by Floyd Robertson on Thu Oct 01, 2015 1:11 pm

Turtleneck wrote:I don't know who that is.

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Post by Rocinante on Thu Oct 01, 2015 1:14 pm

Other Teams Pursuing That wrote:Are there goats in Wyoming, Roc?

Nope. Not a single goat in Wyoming, OTPT.

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Post by Other Teams Pursuing That on Thu Oct 01, 2015 1:17 pm

Rocinante wrote:
Other Teams Pursuing That wrote:Are there goats in Wyoming, Roc?

Nope.  Not a single goat in Wyoming, OTPT.  

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Huh. Interesting.
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Post by Turtleneck on Thu Oct 01, 2015 1:24 pm

Other Teams Pursuing That wrote:
Rocinante wrote:

Nope.  Not a single goat in Wyoming, OTPT.  

Rolling Eyes

Huh. Interesting.

Did you know the Internet is more than tRCMB and tSwill?

http://www.agcensus.usda.gov/Publications/2012/Full_Report/Volume_1,_Chapter_1_State_Level/Wyoming/st56_1_028_031.pdf
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Post by Code_Warrior on Thu Oct 01, 2015 1:27 pm

I use a landscape service to mow my lawn. I got them when the riding mower broke down and I liked not having to do it so much, I never got the riding mower fixed. It's been almost 5 years now. The broken down riding mower is still sitting in my garage. I should get rid of it.

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Post by SeeRockCity on Thu Oct 01, 2015 1:30 pm

Code_Warrior wrote:I use a landscape service to mow my lawn. I got them when the riding mower broke down and I liked not having to do it so much, I never got the riding mower fixed. It's been almost 5 years now. The broken down riding mower is still sitting in my garage. I should get rid of it.

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Re: Anybody here use goats to mow their lawn?

Post by Robert J Sakimano on Thu Oct 01, 2015 1:32 pm

I mowed the front and back last night.. I figure I'll mow the front again 3-4 times this season and maybe the back twice... it's that time of year.
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Post by LooseGoose on Thu Oct 01, 2015 1:51 pm

Robert J Sakimano wrote:I mowed the front and back last night.. I figure I'll mow the front again 3-4 times this season and maybe the back twice... it's that time of year.

I hire neighborhood kids for this, that way they have $$ to buy their Skittles.

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Post by Mentalstate on Thu Oct 01, 2015 1:52 pm

In the winter, you put your mower in the barn. In the winter, you put the goat in your bed.
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Post by Robert J Sakimano on Thu Oct 01, 2015 1:52 pm

LooseGoose wrote:
Robert J Sakimano wrote:I mowed the front and back last night.. I figure I'll mow the front again 3-4 times this season and maybe the back twice... it's that time of year.

I hire neighborhood kids for this, that way they have $$ to buy their Skittles.
you should hire a girl in a miniskirt.. you can rape her and say "she was asking for it".. maybe the jury will be full of people like you.

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Post by Herbie Green on Thu Oct 01, 2015 2:05 pm

In Holt they are using sheep. They not only saved a ton of expense but are now making money selling clothing.
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Post by Turtleneck on Thu Oct 01, 2015 2:28 pm

Herbie Green wrote:In Holt they are using sheep. They not only saved a ton of expense but are now making money selling clothing.

I doubt something like that would work in DeWitt.
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Post by LooseGoose on Thu Oct 01, 2015 2:41 pm

Robert J Sakimano wrote:
LooseGoose wrote:

I hire neighborhood kids for this, that way they have $$ to buy their Skittles.
you should hire a girl in a miniskirt.. you can rape her and say "she was asking for it".. maybe the jury will be full of people like you.


Well that's a damned vicious response, especially since I never said anything like that but you go ahead with your myths. Oh and fuck you.

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Post by Robert J Sakimano on Thu Oct 01, 2015 3:27 pm

LooseGoose wrote:
Robert J Sakimano wrote:
you should hire a girl in a miniskirt.. you can rape her and say "she was asking for it".. maybe the jury will be full of people like you.


Well that's a damned vicious response, especially since I never said anything like that but you go ahead with your myths.  Oh and fuck you.

LooseGoose wrote:Want to reduce rapes?  

Tell the women to:
      reduce or stop drinking.  
      stay with friends
      dress conservatively (Jeans and a top - not talking anything too radical)

I'm sorry to use your own words against you. But feel free to use obscenities directed toward me for doing so.
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Post by LooseGoose on Thu Oct 01, 2015 4:18 pm

Where does that say what you used as "my own words"???

you can rape her and say "she was asking for it"

It doesn't, so as usual you're a lying son of a bitch. You're such a smug asshole calling me a rapist in a public forum, I'd love to have you do that to my face someday. We could have a beer together right after I knocked you the fuck out.

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Post by Turtleneck on Thu Oct 01, 2015 4:41 pm

Guys, I really want to discuss my goat idea and you're screwing it up.
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Post by InTenSity on Thu Oct 01, 2015 4:46 pm

Turtleneck wrote:Guys, I really want to discuss my goat idea and you're screwing it up.
You can't tell me you honestly thought this wouldn't lead to another discussion of ***, did you?

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Post by Turtleneck on Thu Oct 01, 2015 4:50 pm


Well, I expected some goat sex jokes. But I thought this might be the kind of topic we could actually remain focused on.
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Post by Other Teams Pursuing That on Thu Oct 01, 2015 4:56 pm

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Post by tGreenWay on Thu Oct 01, 2015 5:45 pm

I thought I bought a horned goat, but it's just a horny goat. To get it to cut my grass, I put a black dildo on the bumper of my truck and slowly drive up and down, back and forth across my lawn while the frisky little bastard follows me, chewing all the way.

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Post by Robert J Sakimano on Fri Oct 02, 2015 8:05 am

LooseGoose wrote:Where does that say what you used as "my own words"???

you can rape her and say "she was asking for it"

It doesn't, so as usual you're a lying son of a bitch. You're such a smug asshole calling me a rapist in a public forum, I'd love to have you do that to my face someday. We could have a beer together right after I knocked you the fuck out.
wow - threats of violence from an angry, paranoid republican.. shocking turn of events.. Rolling Eyes
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Post by Robert J Sakimano on Fri Oct 02, 2015 8:07 am

Turtleneck wrote:Guys, I really want to discuss my goat idea and you're screwing it up.
it's not a bad idea - you live sort of in a moral rural area, right? It could work.

See - the problem with me having a goat in East Lansing would be the likelihood of it coming up missing during fraternity hazing season.

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Post by Giant Moose on Fri Oct 02, 2015 8:14 am

Robert J Sakimano wrote:
Turtleneck wrote:Guys, I really want to discuss my goat idea and you're screwing it up.
it's not a bad idea - you live sort of in a moral rural area, right? It could work.

See - the problem with me having a goat in East Lansing would be the likelihood of it coming up missing during fraternity hazing season.

Bob, why do you have such a bleat outlook on owning a goat?
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Post by Robert J Sakimano on Fri Oct 02, 2015 8:18 am

Giant Moose wrote:
Robert J Sakimano wrote:it's not a bad idea - you live sort of in a moral rural area, right? It could work.

See - the problem with me having a goat in East Lansing would be the likelihood of it coming up missing during fraternity hazing season.

Bob, why do you have such a bleat outlook on owning a goat?
I'm just afraid that sooner or later, it would be on the lamb.. running rogue all over the neighborhood.


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Post by Giant Moose on Fri Oct 02, 2015 8:22 am

Robert J Sakimano wrote:I'm just afraid that sooner or later, it would be on the lamb.. running rogue all over the neighborhood.
A goat on the lamb? Ewe.
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Post by Robert J Sakimano on Fri Oct 02, 2015 8:23 am

Giant Moose wrote:
Robert J Sakimano wrote:I'm just afraid that sooner or later, it would be on the lamb.. running rogue all over the neighborhood.
A goat on the lamb? Ewe.
it gets weird in East Lansing after 9:00 pm.

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