Hey New Jersey, say yes to the goats

    Shannon McDonald posted an AP story on The Feed about New Jersey considering using goats to deal with poison ivy.

    Two words Jersey: Do it!

    As an increasing number of states, companies and desperate homeowners are learning, goats are a great, green, alternative to removing poison ivy.

    A few years back, Yahoo outsourced the job to hundreds of hungry goats at their Washington data center. They even gave them their own security badges. 

    Right before I moved to Philly from Connecticut I went on an unsuccessful search for goats to save me from the evil plant. The goats in my area were in such high demand, there was a waiting list.

    I’m not kidding. Read more here. 

    Ever use goats to clear out your poison ivy? 

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