When your property has some acreage to spare, you can make it a little more lively by adding in some farm animals. While you give them great green pastures to graze, you’ll be able to collect your own eggs or milk, free from processed chemicals. Even better, many animals will work as natural lawn mowers. Although companies like John Deere and Kubota have been making agricultural equipment since 1890, allowing animals to take the reins in lawn maintenance can be beneficial for both you and your beloved farm creatures.
Machine mowers are necessary in city environments and neighborhoods that don’t allow for furry friends. However, when you allow these animals to mow your lawn for you, you’ll save time and energy while preventing the emission of carbon monoxide and dioxide.
Although you will save time on lawn maintenance when you have an animal naturally do the work, you will have to put in the necessary effort to care for them. You will need fences to keep them in designated areas and to keep predators out. Electric fences are an effective option in containing animals, especially goats that can easily escape by jumping. Make sure that your animals have other food to supplement their grass-based diet, such as hay and animal feed. They will need fresh water as well to stay hydrated while they do their job.
If you’re tired of using a lawn mower, ditch the machine and invest in farm animals to take over that chore. You’ll gain some furry friends while taking mowing off of your to-do list.