I need goats. I have terrible blackberry vines (invasive) that grow vigorously and are very thorny. Very difficult to remove even with power equipment, but apparently a herd of goats will take care of 'em pretty quick. Still never figured out how they chew on the thorny stuff, but apparently they know how to do that. Silly goat!
@pmarin When I was a kid we’d visit my aunt who lived on Mercer Island, WA. Her house was surrounded by empty lots full of blackberry vines and I thought it was the coolest thing ever that I could just wander around and pick them. (She probably wasn’t as happy about it.)
@Kyeh@pmarin It was like that at the farm too. Didn’t matter how many you trampled trying to avoid being stabbed. Always enough, with plenty left over, for all the cousins to eat and the aunts to hoard. My uncle accidentally killed them all trying to get rid of grapevines with roundup. That made no one happy.
@Kyeh@pmarin I have no clue but I do know they were taking over everything (they hadn’t been cultivated in decades so were essentially running wild just as the blackberries were and we liked blackberries better). Not sure if the intent was to beat them back or kill them all. The outcome was everything was killed. And pissed off cousins and at least some of the aunts.