The people in charge of landscape at O'Hare Airport have put out a request for job applications from goatherds. They want a goatherd who has at least 25 goats to feed on the overgrown grass and weeds which have taken over a vacant lot next to one of the runways. Seems it's too difficult to get standard grass cutting machinery onto this site and of course, fueling these lawnmowers is not "green".
The 100 acre site has attracted many birds which is dangerous to aircraft taking off.
Goatherds or sheepherders must install an electric fence to keep the animals on the property. So far 5 applications have been received.
I'm thinking this might be an idea worth considering at Concordia Seminary. We could get a herd of goats..or sheep..and put them in the quad one day, the soccer field another day. Set aside 2 to have in faculty housing at all times. I mean Clayton is into backyard chickens and beekeeping so why not goats for lawns? Save money, clean the air and have something to pet.
Plus, when things go wrong around the campus we could always blame the goats.