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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Goats Munch their Way through Parkview Hills




 We had some visitors to the neighborhood: goats who mow the foliage among the trees. They eat everything, including the invasive plants that tend to choke off the good plants.

Caren found out about Munchers on Hooves, who have also been seen at Western Michigan University doing some chewing work on the lawns there.

Goats are natural mowers and these lucky goats have a job ready for them every day. Their owners, who are from Coldwater, Michigan, set up a mobile electric fence to keep the goats in a particular area and other critters, especially predators, out.




To get the goats ready for a change of venue, the owner hooks them up to a leash. The neighbors were both fascinated and appreciative of their goats' work. They also couldn't resist participating in moving them to another munching ground in the neighborhood.


Anita is leading one of the two little brown goats, my favorites. It's not as easy as leading her little Darby dog, however. Goats have a mind of their own.


Neighbors or goats on parade?  (Sorry for the blurry photos. Goats move fast when dinner is awaiting them.)




One of our neighbors who was inside his house and didn't know what was going on thought he saw big dogs or deer walking through the parking lot. Naw, just some hungry goats on to their next meal.



 And, can these goats eat!! Here are before and after photos of one area where they stayed. They ate this foliage in 12 hours.

Before

After

Munchers on Hooves are available for hire in a neighborhood near you. Just call 517-403-2138.







Tuesday, May 16, 2017

ANOTHER Moving Sale


I have more things for sale in housewares, outdoor equipment, office equipment, women's clothes and footware.

Check out the following items and if you are interested in a piece or two or three, please contact me through a FaceBook private message and I'll give you details. 


HOUSEWARES

 


twin bed -- $40
(available May 27)


SOLD

 









electric space heater cubes
$10 each

2 donated to charity








artificial Christmas tree 
4 feet high, 28" wide with 100 mini-lights and tree stand
 $5

donated to charity








wooden drying rack
$5  

donated to charity

 





 leather hassock direct from Morocco
$5

SOLD





electric light timers 
$2 each

  donated to charity




 
antique dish set with 10 place settings
$30  


SOLD




 

handmade afghan -- $20


donated to charity


 




 handmade quilt that needs some repair
$5
     SOLD




 

small Hamilton Beach mixer $5


donated to charity  










Riccar canister vacuum cleaner  
$100
(available May 27)

SOLD







OFFICE EQUIPMENT
 

HP 1606 laser printer 
$75


KEPT










computer monitor
$5 each




loose-leaf notebooks of different sizes
25 cents each

donated to charity




copy paper 
$2 per ream 

SOLD 









 



paper cutter 
$2


donated to charity









plastic file holders 
free


  tossed






OUTDOOR & SPORTS EQUIPMENT




camping cooking set 
$5

SOLD











 
yellow dome tent with bag and under-cloth
$10

SOLD


 




air mattresses
$5 each 

  SOLD




garden table  
$2 
SOLD



 






12 quart-size Mason jars
$2
SOLD






gardening bucket apron $2 

donated to charity








  



barbells -- 3 pounds and 4-pounds 
$3 each set

donated to charity


thermo seats
25 cents each

donated to charity


Husky bag & tools
$15

donated to charity









WOMEN'S CLOTHES AND FOOTWARE

KEPT
women's silk suits
size 14
$100 per suit
$50 for each pants
or $225 for all



 









 
women's dress & athletic shoes, size 7 -- $2 each

heavy winter boots
size 7 -- $2

rubber farm boots
size 7 -- $2

lace-up farm boots
size 7 --  $5

donated to charity


MORE HOUSEWARES




large green vase
$2

SOLD












painted pots
$1 each

plastic plant box
$1

SOLD






Delta cat carrier
$5


donated to Kalamazoo Animal Rescue





 


10 wide-rim wine glasses
$5 

SOLD












3-gallon water dispensers
$2

SOLD





 

talking battery-operated toucan
$1

KEPT






Unexplainable candle holders
$1


KEPT









electric floor fans
$2 each

SOLD




decorative pillar of rocks
$2

GIVEN TO A GOOD FRIEND













cheese service
$3

KEPT












coronet
$25
SOLD




.....and many more
                                            items and freebies