Goats are being hired to do the work of men in a neighborhood justoutside of San Diego. The fires that occurred in Hill borough four years ago destroyed thirty homes, most of which have been rebuilt. While contractors were rebuilding the homes, nature was reproving the grasses, bushes, and shrubs. The area is now so overgrown in brush that it again poses a major fire hazard.
The city council asked f or bids to remove he b t rush. The lowest bid they received was $50,000. And that was if the city provided breakfast and lunch for the work crews for the six weeks it would take to clear the overgrown area. The city countered, offering unlimited coffee (black only) and a doughnut a day for each crew member. When that offer was rejected, the city asked for help on its website.
A sheepherder in Montana and a goat herder in San Bernardino read about the city's plight while surfing the web on their laptops They both offered to do the job for $25,000. The council chose J the goat herder because he lived closer. When told that the city dump was overflowing, the goat herder said, "No problem. My goats
will eat everything in your dump. Except for the automobile engines, of course." So, for another $5,000, the city killed two birds with one stone. If all goes well, they will invite the goat herder and his "family" back every three years. The I goat herder said he will probably visit San Diego while his goats are I just in the dump. I want to take one of those hang-glider rides. I just hope we don't crash. My goats would miss me a lot," he said.