Skip to comments.Weed-Eating Goats Clear Twin Peaks to Prepare for Pride Weekend
Posted on 06/21/2014 3:50:19 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Four-legged gardeners will assist with weed mitigation this weekend on San Francisco's Twin Peaks hillside in preparation for Pride Weekend, according to public works officials.
A herd of weed-eating goats will chomp their way through the unwieldy vegetation that overtakes the site of the annual Pink Triangle installation.
The goats arrived on Thursday and are expected to work throughout the weekend.
The 50-or-so goats take the place of machinery and herbicides, and will be supervised day and night by human goat herders, public works officials said.
San Francisco city grazing manager Genevieve Church explained that the goats provide benefits beyond just controlling weeds.
Their excrement adds nutrients to the soil and their urine slows down weed growth, she said.
San Francisco Public Works Director Mohammed Nuru applauds the goats' grazing efforts.
"They can navigate the steep terrain nimbly and access areas that our employees would have a much harder time traversing safely to get the job done. Plus, goats are eco-friendly and really fun to see in San Francisco," Nuru said in a statement.
The canvas pink triangle, a trademark of Pride Weekend since 1995, will be installed near the top of Twin Peaks on June 28.
I understand that some of these goats have been spotted near various bath houses in the Castro District.
Hey goats, watch your six.
Twin Peaks and Gay Pride. What a complete combo!
Those goats will serve another purpose when the parade starts! Hay oh!
According to the Centers For Disease Control ( CDC)
“human goat herders”
I hope these are gay goats.
Don’t step in the steaming pies.
I thought gays didn’t like Twin Peaks?
They don’t look sad.
They used to be sheep, but they’re trans-species goats now. /s
* The phrase "Hey There" is well known code in the turdburglar community as a proposition for gay sex... this is why in the film Dr. Strangelove having "Hey There!" chalked on the bomb that Slim Pickens rides is particularly amusing.
Pink triangle on Twin Peaks ok.
Cross on Mt Davidson not ok.
Ah,the city of St.Francis.
I’d put chastity belts on those goats.
The other third get it from having sex with goats.
1983 Aussie study, 8,0000 gay man sample:
50% had over 100 partners
15% had over 1,0000
Can’t one half of the attendees start pulling weeds and the other half.....never mind.
WTH? Pride in being a genetic dead-end?
There’s only one thing amiss about ‘weed eating’ goats.
They’re not grazers, but browsers. They tend to eat woodier brush.
A minor point.
Otherwise a well written, by today’s standards, article.
goat humpers parade?
cows leave steaming pies, goats leave a little pile of peiiets....
Wonder if they thought about “goat crap” or will it be insignificant considering the smell from “pride” week?
Must have been a slow news day.... These goat herds are used through out the Bay Area to consume the vegetation on the hills. They are cost effective and quick. Have been in use for decades
Please keep Thad Cochran away from these Goats so they can do their job without being distracted by Thad’s incessant & indecent mounting.
Goats and gay pride parade bump. If only Naveed were alive today.
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