Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Mow, Mow, Mow Your Goat
6" x 6' oil on panel
$75.00 + $10. s/h
please contact me if interested
Each year 500 goats are brought in to Bear Creek Park from Wyoming to eat noxious weeds, especially California thistle. Goats have a stomach system that easily digests thistles. A temporary fence is put up, 2 sheep dogs herd and watch the goats, people are entertained. The weeds disappear, the ground is turned over by hooves, natural fertilizer is spread, and no chemicals are used. A great situation for all!
I wiped out this piece 2 times before I started painting, because it looked so silly. Finally I decided it wasn't my drawing skills, but the goats themselves that are silly looking. Their mouths turn up, they appear to be constantly smiling, even while they're chewing. They're always happy looking.
This is a small portion of the herd. I did not think up this clever title; I have to give credit to the local newspaper.