Homestead Helpers: Sheep, Cattle, Pigs and Poultry

Livestock aren’t just useful for meat and eggs. They can mow lawns, work garden soil, dig stumps and more!

Sheep Mow
Sheep “mow” an orchard. This relatively inexpensive livestock will eat both grass and tender weeds, and can be rotationally grazed using movable electric fencing.
Goat Ivy
Goats eat all kinds of weeds and brush. 
Digging Hogs
Hogs will dig stumps to get to corn or acorns buried nearby. 
Goats Green Roof
What’s the easiest and safest method of mowing a green roof? Let the goats graze on it! 
Duckling Slug
Poultry are scratchers, foragers, insect eaters, and sources of meat, eggs and high-nitrogen fertilizer. 
Pasture Chickens
Movable electric-net fencing keeps chickens in the area you want them to work. 

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