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Re: BLM to Use Goats for Fuel Reduction in Swasey Recreation Area

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avatar BLM to Use Goats for Fuel Reduction in Swasey Recreation Area
June 11, 2009 05:17PM
Sections of various trails in the Swasey Recreation Area of west Redding will be closed for short periods during a 30-day project this summer, while grazing goats are used to thin out vegetation that could feed a wildfire.

The project is expected to begin in late June.

Tim Bradley, fire management officer for the Bureau of Land Management Redding Field Office, said the goats will be used to reduce grasses and brush in shaded fuel breaks that have already been built, strengthening and expanding them. It is part of a long-range fuel management strategy that uses several fuel treatment methods, including mechanical removal of brush, small trees and grasses.

The BLM will post signs in areas of the temporary trail closures and post information on informational bulletin boards.

For more information, contact the BLM Redding Field Office, (530) 224-2100.
avatar Re: BLM to Use Goats for Fuel Reduction in Swasey Recreation Area
June 11, 2009 05:26PM
This idea was tried to eliminate noxious, invasive, alien weeds in Montana but was not very successful. Goats preferred native vegetation and were hard to contain.



The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan
avatar Re: BLM to Use Goats for Fuel Reduction in Swasey Recreation Area
June 11, 2009 05:29PM
Eliminating, noxious, hard to contain. Describes goats well.



Old Dude
avatar Re: BLM to Use Goats for Fuel Reduction in Swasey Recreation Area
June 11, 2009 05:47PM
The most creative sign in the Chinese zodiac, those born in the Year of the Sheep (also known as the Year of the Ram or Goat) are often artistic, sensitive, sweet and charming.

Sounds about right.

Goat Stop
Chickon Boo
avatar Re: BLM to Use Goats for Fuel Reduction in Swasey Recreation Area
June 11, 2009 05:51PM
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bill-e-g
The most creative sign in the Chinese zodiac, those born in the Year of the Sheep (also known as the Year of the Ram or Goat) are often artistic, sensitive, sweet and charming.

Sounds about right.

Goat Stop
Chickon Boo


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avatar Re: BLM to Use Goats for Fuel Reduction in Swasey Recreation Area
June 11, 2009 06:23PM
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bill-e-g
artistic, sensitive, sweet, charming.

Words that you've undoubtedly heard used to describe gloves.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/11/2009 06:32PM by szalkowski.
avatar Re: BLM to Use Goats for Fuel Reduction in Swasey Recreation Area
June 11, 2009 06:28PM
Sweet? You sure they didn't mean sweat?
avatar Re: BLM to Use Goats for Fuel Reduction in Swasey Recreation Area
June 11, 2009 06:28PM
"are often artistic, sensitive, sweet and charming."

But boy those that aren't, and we know a few, are as described in my previous post.



Old Dude
avatar Re: BLM to Use Goats for Fuel Reduction in Swasey Recreation Area
June 11, 2009 05:54PM
I'm gonna ignore the previous post. (still looking for that "instant" powdered orange juice)

and continue:

Goat people have an innate love of nature and are never happier than when messing about in the garden.
avatar Re: BLM to Use Goats for Fuel Reduction in Swasey Recreation Area
June 11, 2009 06:30PM
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bill-e-g
(still looking for that "instant" powdered orange juice)


http://www.cornhobble.com/am/B001EQ535Q
avatar Re: BLM to Use Goats for Fuel Reduction in Swasey Recreation Area
June 12, 2009 08:59AM
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eeek
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bill-e-g
(still looking for that "instant" powdered orange juice)


http://www.cornhobble.com/am/B001EQ535Q

Never respond to goats looking for "certain" food items. Nothing good will come of it....the goat is up to no good!!

Bee Cowboy
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June 12, 2009 09:15AM
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BobBee
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eeek
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bill-e-g
(still looking for that "instant" powdered orange juice)

http://www.cornhobble.com/am/B001EQ535Q

Never respond to goats looking for "certain" food items. Nothing good will come of it....the goat is up to no good!!

I'm not sure Tang has the "loogification" factor I'm looking for.
I'll have to whip up a batch... had some last week... just don't think it fits the bill.
avatar Re: BLM to Use Goats for Fuel Reduction in Swasey Recreation Area
June 12, 2009 09:44AM
Don't Feed the Goat!!!!!no, stop, enough!

Bee Cowboy
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June 12, 2009 10:02AM
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Bee
Don't Feed the Goat!!!!!no, stop, enough!

Bee Cowboy



Tell that to the Desert Center schoolhouse.
avatar Re: BLM to Use Goats for Fuel Reduction in Swasey Recreation Area
June 12, 2009 11:03AM
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bill-e-g
I'm not sure Tang has the "loogification" factor I'm looking for.
I'll have to whip up a batch... had some last week... just don't think it fits the bill.

It was only fit for astronauts and even they don't drink it anymore.

Jim
avatar Re: BLM to Use Goats for Fuel Reduction in Swasey Recreation Area
June 12, 2009 02:18PM
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Bee
Never respond to goats looking for "certain" food items. Nothing good will come of it....the goat is up to no good!!

But did you notice the domain name in the URL?
avatar Re: BLM to Use Goats for Fuel Reduction in Swasey Recreation Area
June 12, 2009 07:46PM
cornhobble= that was one of our vocabulary words; to hit someone with a fish, I believe!

Busy Bee
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June 11, 2009 06:33PM
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bill-e-g
Goat people have an innate love of nature and are never happier than when messing about in the garden.

Hey, what's happening here. Every time "goat" comes up, all kinds of negative comments.
Listen, "GOAT" is not a four letter word. ........ Hmmmm ?? or is it???



The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan
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June 11, 2009 06:35PM
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Frank Furter
"GOAT" is not a four letter word. ........ Hmmmm ?? or is it???

Are you kidding?
avatar Re: BLM to Use Goats for Fuel Reduction in Swasey Recreation Area
June 11, 2009 06:37PM
Have breakfast with a goat sometime then get in a car with it for an hour or so.



Old Dude



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/11/2009 06:37PM by mrcondron.
avatar Re: BLM to Use Goats for Fuel Reduction in Swasey Recreation Area
June 11, 2009 06:39PM
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mrcondron
get in a car with it for an hour or so.

And try to sleep while one's seat is being kicked? No thanks!
avatar Re: BLM to Use Goats for Fuel Reduction in Swasey Recreation Area
June 12, 2009 02:39PM
Is there a goat flu?

avatar Re: BLM to Use Goats for Fuel Reduction in Swasey Recreation Area
June 11, 2009 06:36PM
avatar Re: BLM to Use Goats for Fuel Reduction in Swasey Recreation Area
June 11, 2009 06:45PM
My avatar is building up an appetite.

Jim
avatar Re: BLM to Use Goats for Fuel Reduction in Swasey Recreation Area
June 11, 2009 06:48PM
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eeek
But there is the cat food problem:

http://www.ledger-dispatch.com/news/newsview.asp?c=257940

Mountain Lion



Go Cougars!

[However, I must protest the article's accuracy: no self-respecting coyote would ever eat a goat - the taste, if you can call it that, lingers for weeks and destroys the ability to savor real food.]
avatar Re: BLM to Use Goats for Fuel Reduction in Swasey Recreation Area
June 11, 2009 06:59PM
Especially the lean stringy ones.



Old Dude
avatar Re: BLM to Use Goats for Fuel Reduction in Swasey Recreation Area
June 11, 2009 07:26PM
I think the use of the term "target population" is quite offensive!

"Goat, it's what's for dinner?" is probably more appropriate.
avatar Waving goat
June 11, 2009 08:46PM
avatar Re: Waving goat
June 11, 2009 08:54PM
Looking at some of their other videos makes me wonder if the Bronco is in the parking lot.

This one is more appropriate for this forum:



avatar Re: Waving goat
June 11, 2009 09:27PM
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bill-e-g
This one is more appropriate for this forum:

Feed the goat? The rangers say not to feed the animals!
avatar Re: Waving goat
June 11, 2009 09:41PM
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eeek
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bill-e-g
This one is more appropriate for this forum:

Feed the goat? The rangers say not to feed the animals!

Uh... I thought it was "goofier"
(I don't have sound on so ... the could say "eat the goat" and I wouldn't know it)
avatar Re: Waving goat
June 13, 2009 12:16PM
avatar Re: BLM to Use Goats for Fuel Reduction in Swasey Recreation Area
June 11, 2009 09:56PM
avatar Re: BLM to Use Goats for Fuel Reduction in Swasey Recreation Area
June 11, 2009 10:22PM
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eeek
http://www.mansfieldnewsjournal.com/article/20090609/UPDATES01/90609021

ok... now that is even goofier!

“(Goats) have unique properties because they are ‘browsers’"
- I'd agree with that ... web browsers

"rid a 6.25-acre portion of her property of thistle, wild grape vine, poison ivy and other weeds"
- uh... Goats no likey poison ivy or oak!

"there’s a 650-foot building that holds up the bank"
- sounds like a great bank ... quite secure

"will have to protect kids in the neighborhood because if they have a goat close to home, they’re going to want to see it"
- let's be honest here... goats really don't like kids

"perceived by other city residents who also want to keep nondomestic animals, such as chickens or even a donkey"
- huh... I had no idea chickens were nondomestic

"This is a small community here. It’s not ‘Little Kentucky’ with vicious dogs"
- hmm... that's a bit harsh... but then again... no mention of cousin loving... so maybe not too bad...

Mansfield, O-HI-O... we be a Little bitsy town... but at least we aint a Little Kan-tuck-eee
avatar Re: BLM to Use Goats for Fuel Reduction in Swasey Recreation Area
June 11, 2009 10:31PM
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bill-e-g

... but at least we aint a Little Kan-tuck-eee



I came across an article, about a year ago, that protested against the use of the word "hillbilly" to describe residents of West Virginia, Tennessee, and Kentucky - they are henceforth to be referred to as "Appalachian-Americans."

[I think that it is still OK to refer to Nevada residents by the former term.]



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/11/2009 10:34PM by szalkowski.
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