“Goat-Grazing” Services

Newsweek 

Meet the Goats of Amazon’s New Goat Rental Service

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Amazon is offering “goat-grazing” services as part of the beta trial of its new Home Services campaign that provides everything from sink installations to yoga instruction.  Pictured, one of the Amazonian goats of Seattle, owned by Tammy Dunakin of Rent-a-Ruminant. 

Due to the shortage of American manpower during World War I, President Woodrow Wilson relied on sheep power to cut the White House lawn. In the 1920s the Philadelphia Phillies became their own farm team when their groundskeeper, desperate for help to maintain the Baker Bowl playing field, hired two ewes and a ram to trim the grass.

And just yesterday, Amazon began renting out goat mowers. The online company is offering “goat-grazing” services as part of the beta trial of its new Home Services campaign that provides everything from sink installations to yoga instruction. (At the moment, you can only rent a goat from the online retailer.) Each rental comes with a money-back “happiness” guarantee.

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