I would like to thank Mike Willett and Robert Andrade for coming up with the fantastic idea of bringing in sheep and goats to eat the weeds and vegetation along Salado Creek. (I also want to thank City workers Jerry and Nathan for speaking with me regarding the animals and how long they will be able to stay.)
Some of El Solyo Village's apartments sit right across the chain link fence of the creek and seeing these animals feeding and grazing is a nice change. It brought smiles to the residents who I know have seen them, including me as my place sits right across the fence.
Even our Maintenance Manager Colin got a kick out them when he saw them, taking a few moments to watch them run and eat.
The sound of their bleating and the bell around one of the animals neck is soothing to hear; it reminds me of when I lived in the country.
Most importantly though, the use of them is saving the city money, and we don't have to be subjected to those harsh chemicals that are usually sprayed to kill the weeds every year.
Believe me, that odor from the chemicals is overwhelming!!