Is your yard overgrown with ivy or kudzu? Are you putting off taking care of it because you don’t want to wade through thigh-high plants, or get poison ivy, or find unwelcome visitors like snakes or rats?

I have a solution for you.

Rent goats!

I’m totally serious. My husband and I have a serious ivy problem in our yard – about 2/3 of the back yard is covered in the stuff. We’ve been putting off getting rid of it because of all of the problems I just mentioned above. 

But a few months ago, I found out that there are actually companies who will rent you a herd of goats to do the heavy lifting for you. I quickly become enamored with the idea. 

After lots of research, we finally decided to pull the plug.

We now have a small herd of 11 goats in our backyard, munching happily away. We’re hoping to have most of the ivy cleared away within 4 or 5 days. 

It seems rather ridiculous, but so far it’s been worth it. I’m happy to pay a little money and clean up some goat droppings to avoid spending my whole summer dealing with the foliage myself!

If you’re interested in renting goats, just search for “goat rentals in ‘your city’.” More likely than not you’ll find someone who services your area!