I'm a sucker for any type of interesting outing, especially if it's free. I am not one of those stay-at-home moms who enjoys or excels in doing craft projects with my child, but my boy and I--we go places! I am a stay-at-home mom who is rarely home.
Luckily for us, this outing didn't require us to travel too far. We arrived home from vacation just in time to catch the last day of the Eco-Goats grazing at Congressional Cemetery.
I had never heard of this environmental approach before, but I love it! More than 50 goats grazed the perimeter of the cemetery 24 hours a day for six days, eliminating invasive species while fertilizing the ground. These goats eat anything--vines, poison ivy, ground cover, debris--and their presence supposedly eliminates the need for harmful herbicides.
There were big goats, small goats, and even goats that climb trees! We also learned that goats are generally friendly animals with unique personalities. The goat herder said that spending time with a herd of goats was like spending time in a high school--the goats have cliques and tiffs, just like people do!
Mason loved visiting the goats. And I loved my first visit to Congressional Cemetery.