Greetings! How would you deal with the masses of slippery goop? I'm a lazy composter and would happily let the worms devour it in it's own time. If there is a critter that could join the flock that enjoys goose poo? Or am I just trading in the weedeater for a poop rake?
Happily so if I can stop hearing complaints about foxtail from my persnickity relatives. There is a dog breeder on site and if I don't need to be asked to hand pull weeds from fencelines ever again I would be a happy camper. I've raised my fair share of poultry, though no geese. I was bystander to the raising of one abandoned wild gosling who only lived 6 months. I'm in the market for them because my family is obsessed with lawns. My fiance and I seem to be the only ones actively mulching the grass down. But our garden space is less than an acre in this sixty acre plot.
The family is huge into conventional agriculture, I'm not. I want to introduce this natural grass eater to free up everyone's time. It's ridiculous how much they mow. But I know the poop will disturb them. I welcome the poop! Lovely mashed up poop is going to be a treat to this lazy composter. But I am alone (with fiance) surrounded by weirdos who scrape Earth to lay down wood chips! AH! Let's all make life easier and delegate lawn mowing to a full time poop machine so we can do things like play with children and gather more mulch!
Ultimately I plan on creating a family unit that includes goats rabbits geese quail and a big fluffy guardian dog. Rabbits may eat poo... But only their own. Also. Chickens are dumb and loud and annoying and destructive. Raised them since I was little. I'm over it. Suggestions?
posted 1 year ago
Have you seen the anger and hatred for goose poo on the internet? Entire cleaning services devoted to the process. Some articles claiming goose poo is the Crux of the end of the world! I'm really hoping for some tactics for easin into acceptance for my conservative Republican boonies farming family. Someday I hope to show them the wonders of permaculture, biodiversity, and integrated management, among so many other green practices. Maybe goose lawn mowers will be the first step into opening their eyes to new ways! These folks grow over a 1000 acres of rice. If you help me find reason and method we'll be taking steps to influence large scale agriculture! What a dreamer... Sheesh.
Goose poop was never an issue for me as I had them in a large area and free ranged them the rest of the time. I thought I would enjoy geese and I did enjoy some aspects of them. We killed them though. They kept going after my son. Just him. No idea why. Then they attempted to murder one of my laying hens, again for no discernible reason. Since I have a hard rule on not keeping mean animals they were dispatched.
Read your post again and yeah. Your family is going to have a fit. Particularly if there are young kids the geese are going after. Plus grass isn't evil. I have cultivated a patch of grass just for my younguns and for me to stick my feet in. Grass feels nice.
Also, that's the only thing I liked about them is they did eat down the grass. You'll have to fence them into a particular area if you want them to eat particular grass though. Mine ate all the flowers first. Thank goodness they couldn't get in the veggie garden. Grass I wanted them to eat seemed to be their last choice.
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