Mowing the Lawn with Grazers
Our fenced yard around the house is about 1/3 - 1/2 of an acre.
It is home to a flock of 8 laying hens and is where we let our 2 dogs (labrador, pomeranian) out to the bathroom.
We rotated the goats through during the summer, and they trimmed up the trees and destroyed the bushes (which we didn't like anyway), but as browsers they did a lazy job of the grass.
What would be a better option for keeping the grass down, especially in the summer, without having chicken or dog issues?
I currently have some kind of mini equine or a few sheep on my list of possibilities.
The sheep/lambs would be bought in the spring and sold in the fall.
The mini horse or donkey we would rotate around the different pastures as needed. I was thinking if we got a younger one that could grow up around the dogs, then they would coexist better, maybe even be "friends."
Any input is greatly appreciated.