[LMB] Gardening and Paladins

A. Marina Fournier saffronrose at me.com
Tue Sep 3 08:34:53 BST 2013

On 1 Sep 2013, at 09:10, Judy R. Johnson <jrj at fidalgo.net> wrote:
> Seriously, goats for brush clearing are a good idea, so long as you hire the
> expert goat herder along with them.

Sort of like having to have postilions/post-boys when you hired horses at several points during a long journey by carriage in England in centuries gone by, but you didn't have a choice about hiring the human.

> If you have a young relative who might be so inclined, suggest starting a business in your area:  "Have goats; will
> travel."  In crowded areas, the novice herder would perhaps want to put
> temporary electric fencing around the boundaries of the area to be browsed,
> to keep the peace.

There are a lot of urban places where the fencing is already in place, electrified or just tall. Around the edges of the Bay Area, in the semi-rural parts, you'll see signs saying "Se venden chivos" more often than "we sell goats/goats sold here".

A side effect of nanny goats chomping on poison oak is that their milk can be sold to help some folks with allergies--vague memory here, but if it's correct, then you're able to sell two "products" for the same amount of goat-time.

> Me, I wouldn't have a lawn in the first place, but a patio with large potted
> plants (OB Bujold "Paladin of Souls") or maybe a cottage garden.

I don't want much lawn at all--I want orchard & kitchen garden & rose (aside from those in the previous areas) space.

A. Marina Fournier
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