Stay weed-free with the help of goats — Japanese farm offers eco-friendly alternative to mowing

Originally published on Sora News by Katie Pask

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Environmentally friendly AND cute? We’ll take that over a heavy, noisy lawn mower any day!

It’s not often that farms in the middle of the Japanese countryside make for interesting news, and less so when the news involves methods to keep areas free from pesky weeds and bushes. However, Magoroku Farm in Takeo City, Saga Prefecture has been doing just that recently, thanks in part to their unique method for mowing — using goats.

Customers can rent goats out to ‘mow’ grass by letting them eat it. The goats take the hassle out of pushing heavy machinery around,

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