The Herders: Lorraine Argo & Ian Newsam

The Herders: Lorraine Argo & Ian Newsam

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"Everyone loved the goats... it's driving everyone [at Pasatiempo] crazy. Folks keep asking, 'When will the goats be back?' - Lorraine Argo
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Lorraine Argo & Ian Newsam
Age: 43 and 39
Job: Owners of Brush Goats 4 Hire, which specializes in keeping golf courses clean and green

ARGO:

Sometimes people aren’t right for a job. Sometimes you need goats. Pasatiempo [Golf Club in Santa Cruz, Calif.] needed brush cleared from canyons and barrancas that are too steep for people. We used 170 goats. Goats are like piranhas — they eat practically everything. They’re eco-friendly because you’re not using fuel or herbicides. In two months they cleaned out 11 acres, eating ivy and nonnative grasses. Everyone loved the goats. People giggled and stared. But it’s driving everyone [at Pasatiempo] crazy. Folks keep asking, ‘When will the goats be back?’

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