Bernalwood is pleased to report that the City has deployed an innovative, high-tech solution to maintain the grass around Bernal Reservoir.
These new units are biofuel-powered, and they come pre-loaded with navigational subroutines that enable fully autonomous mulching and trimming operation within preset geographic boundaries. City bureaucrats call it the Governmental Organic Autonomous Trimming System (GOATS), and by all indications, these units deliver significant value to taxpayers.
Reader Tony brings the details (and a video):
The SFPUC has been using goats to clear the weeds and grass in the adjacent lot at the reservoir on the corner of Appleton and Elsie, for fire prevention. It is something my wife and dogs look forward to, as my wife had goats growing up in Ohio and my dogs get a kick from them. They are really smart and very friendly like a dog — just stay away from the scent glands on their heads, because they smell like goat milk cheese x1000.
It’s really great when your City can use a simple sustainable technique for doing a necessary job instead of the typical smelly & loud two stroke weed-wacker that fouls the air and disturbs the peace.
Awesome. Here’s a video of GOATS in action.
VIDEO: Courtesy of Tony
6 thoughts on “High-Tech Governmental Organic Autonomous Trimming System Deployed to Manage Overgrown Bernal Property”
I met one of the units outside the Good Life. Its name was Petunia.
How was the interface?
Frankly, it was a little fuzzy.
My husband works graveyard and did double take on his way home one morning. The goats were over here in The Portola at the reservoir. We enjoy them too.
I LOVE it when the goats come! Our house backs up to the resevoir on Santa Marina and they’ve been coming for a number of Summers now.
i also love seeing and talking to people about the goats of san francisco
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