People are amazing though, and after the shock and sadness wore off just a little, some folks sold their lots, but many others rebuilt. And 17 years later, the hills are alive again.
So, as we approach the height of fire season again, (you may have winter, spring summer, and fall, but we have winter, spring, summer, and fire) we hope that we are better prepared both in prevention and in defense.
One way our city is handling fire prevention is with our very own herd of goats. yup, you heard me, goats. As we all know, goats eat everything. From tires, to couches, and pretty much everything else. So, it's a natural that we put them to work, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, doing what they do best.
|Goats at work|
The whole goat thing can't be without some controversy, though. Some environmentalists claim that the goats are too good at what they do. They eat the indigenous plants, too. And not just a nibble, they devour them, leaving no trace. Being somewhat of an environmentalist myself, I understand their concerns, but I really love those goats! So, for now I'm on the fence on the goat issue. Even if the fence is electric.
|Hey, is that a native plant?|