Sheep join the summer lineup at Chastain

White, fluffy, four-legged sheep, and handful of well-behaved goats. But these guests won't be bringing along wine and cheese when they arrive for about a three-week stay June 8. They'll have plenty to eat in the form of green, pesky kudzu.

Brian Cash, owner of Eweniversally Green, told the AJC Tuesday he and his mobile farm have partnered with Trees Atlanta to handle various kudzu- and ivy-removal projects around the city. The first stop is Chastain Park, Cash said.

The grounds not far from the amphitheater are overgrown with kudzu, killing some of the oaks and pines, park leaders say. It's too much for the park's one resident goat, Chuck, to chew.

"The kudzu is outrunning his capacity, so he needs help," Ray Mock with the Chastain Park Conservancy told Channel 2 Action News.

Cash said his flock of 100 sheep and goats will munch away the unwanted greenery to make room for Trees Atlanta to re-plant and revitalize the area, allowing native plants to flourish.

It's one of many jobs Cash and his flock have completed since he began his business early last year. A Dunwoody native, Cash says business is good -- meaning he no longer gets those weird looks from family and friends.

"It's been really fun," Cash said. "We're looking forward to seeing what we can do in the future."

So what do the goats think? Do they REALLY like eating kudzu, and are they overworked?

"Not unless you consider being at a giant buffet being overworked," Cash said.

The lush greens are full of nutrients, meaning the goats and sheep stay healthy. A few little lambs have joined the mobile farm, which now includes nearly 200 four-legged members, Cash said.

"They can't ask for better lives," Cash said.

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