Local Goats Create A Modern Day Fairy Tale In Santa Barbara County!
By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
Groundskeepers in Hans Christian Andersen Park in Solvang, California, noticed that poison ivy had overtaken part of the park’s playground. Solvang is a city in Santa Barbara County settled by Danish immigrants. The town's architecture is reminiscent of a Danish village.Experts were called in for a solution. Some of the solutions included chemical herbicides, and removal by uprooting. These means of eradicating this pesky plant created additional problems. A local goat herder informed the city that goats find poison ivy a delicacy (contains plenty of protein). Their digestive system can process these plants with out any harmful effects. This Eco friendly solution was adopted. The city hired several goats for the job. They are busy at work enjoying their gourmet fare. And everyon...