A segment taped Tuesday for a CBS news and talk show was aired Wednesday morning during the last half-hour of the program. If you missed tuning in to The Early Show, the report can be seen at the CBS News Web site.
Mayor Mary Sessom praises the goats saying, “They love what they do!” and notes that their use has saved the city thousands of dollars. Deputy Fire Chief Tim Smith calls dry brush “filet mignon" for goats.
There is a lot of interest in using goats to create fire breaks in an urban setting, a strategy employed by city officials for being cost-effective and environmentally friendly. With the goats having gone national Wednesday morning, they are now set to go National Geographic. A crew from the magazine will be in town Wednesday afternoon to photograph the herd at work. The public is welcome to watch from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the vacant lot across from the Lemon Grove Depot where the goats are grazing.
The goats are being used to near the Main Street Promenade site in downtown Lemon Grove before fire season begins. Last month, they were used to off Lawton Drive.
Did you watch Lemon Grove on TV this morning? What do you think about the city's use of goats to clear brush and create fire breaks?