Exploiting Underpaid Workers for Fun and Profit

I pay my landscapers less than minimum wage, so it makes sense that they leave crap all over my lawn.  But to me, its worth it if I don’t have to go out there in the summer with a lawnmower and weed whacker.  Just don’t go barefoot in the grass…

The cattle are cleaning up the overgrowth at the edges of the lawn around the gardens and the orchard.  It saves me hours, and they enjoy it the whole time.  Young burdock leaves are especially palatable,

The cattle are cleaning up the overgrowth at the edges of the lawn around the gardens and the orchard. It saves me hours, and they enjoy it the whole time. Young burdock leaves are especially palatable,

Here they just finished clearing the no-man's land between our place and our neighbor's.

Here they finished clearing the no-man’s land between our place and our neighbor’s.  The strip in the upper left shows just how overgrown it was.

Grazing between the pastures is easier than brush hogging, especially this year when the puddles are a few feet deep.

Grazing between the pastures is easier than brush hogging, especially this year when the puddles are knee deep.  The cattle also eat saplings and brush growing out of the rock piles between the fields, something that otherwise requires hours of hand trimming with the Stihl rotary blade.

The dog enjoys swimming across the puddles when we herd the cattle through the gap.

The dog enjoys swimming across the puddles when we move the cattle through the gap.

Our herd spends the day in close quarters with the neighboring herd.  The bulls face off across the fence, but they are too respectful of the fence to do anything other than pose on either side.

Our herd spent the day in close quarters with the neighboring herd. The bulls faced off, but they were too respectful of the electric fence to do anything other than pose on either side.

At first, the neighboring bull pawed the ground, rammed his head in the dirt, bellowed, and made a general fuss.  But after a while, he realized it was futile so he went back to eating.

At first, the neighboring bull pawed the ground, rammed his head in the dirt, bellowed, and made a general fuss. But after a while, he realized it was futile so he went back to grazing.

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