Take an Oogle at Google’s Grazing Goats

Goats are taking over the mountainside at Google headquarters in California.

In an attempt to decrease carbon emissions and noise pollution from noisy lawn mowers, Google hires 200 goats to keep the weeds down and reduce the risk of grass fires. It only takes one week for these greedy goats to gobble up the weeds and then it’s back to the farm.

Google mountain view from their corporate headquarters

It turns out Yahoo! has been doing the same thing for a couple of years now. 

Posted on Flickr about two years ago by Yahoo!

Goats are the oldest of domestic animals and can be raised for milk, cheese, hair, and meat. Kind of reminds me of the time I bought a farm and almost bought a herd of milk goats, but that’s another story for another time.