I took a different route to work this morning. I'm glad I did! It wasn't a great commuting route, but it gave me a big smile.
I was heading east on SE 11th towards Madison and the Hawthorne Bridge. I passed Morrison and Belmont, and along that stretch before Madison there is a vacant lot. Actually, it might be an entire block. I think there was a warehouse there a few years ago that burned down. You know, by Grand Central.
Anyway, it's a vacant lot now and full of weeds and grass and blackberries. As I rode by, some movement caught my eye. I looked over and there was a flock of goats noshing on the grass and weeds! Little pygmy goats, at least a dozen of them, maybe as many as twenty.
I've heard of goats for clearing land before, but I've never seen any in Portland. And, man, we can use them on the blackberries!
Go little grazers, go!