Friday, May 29, 2009

Another Lawn Mowing Alternative

Currently, of course, I don't have a lawn, but I still don't believe much in mowing a lawn. (I'm not really sure I've even seen a lawn here in Tokyo, now that I think about it. At least I've not seen the kind of lawns we know in America - large expanses of green in front of houses - and tend.) I like gardens and prefer just about any alternative to spending money on gas for a mower or maintenance for one. (If it's a push mower, I might be more down with that.)

Anyway, this nice little Q&A with Umbra Fisk over at Grist offers some nice ideas about mowing with goats! Google does it, why can't we? And our friends over at Ambry Farms make a mean goat cheese, too. The good stuff just keeps coming.


Martin J Frid said...

Great blog!

As for lawns, I agree with energy-writer/peak oil-expert Micael C. Ruppert: "Inaugurate a Food, Not Lawns program incentivizing conversion of lawns to soil restoration and food production."

OK, goats are a good idea too, but what you'd get is not a lawn, but a pretty field with wild flowers.

Joan Lambert Bailey said...

I like that quote, Martin. Thanks for sharing it. I like the idea of lawns for food production rather than, well, lawns; however, I'm a big fan of pretty fields with flowers, too. :) Thanks for reading!