I can’t wait to have my own little homestead one day. One of the animals I’m looking forward to raising is goats because their milk is delish.
But, goats can offer a lot more than meat and milk nowadays.
Goats have the potential to mitigate against those deadly forest fires we have been seeing become so prevalent, especially on the west coast of the US.
How does this all work exactly? Well, National Geographic does a phenomenal job at describing the details on their article here. But here are the main points:
Forest fires can happen due to excess brush build up. Excess dry brush + extreme heat= fires. Goats come in by eating the dry brush. Typically, to manage brush build up, humans use herbicides and humans to thin the plants. But goats make this job wayyyy easier and less toxic to the environment.
California has recently started using goats to prevent such wildfires and have seen huge success!
Goats are the G.O.A.T when it comes to aiding in forest fire protection.
That’s all for now!
In Soil We Trust,
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