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No Machinery, Herbicides Needed


Last updated 11/15/2021 at 9:35pm

Alex Perri

Jacqui and Jaye Edens use goats and sheep for their "targeted grazing" business.

A new Transylvania County business uses livestock to landscape local homes and businesses, a sustainable alternative to machinery or harmful herbicides and with a healing impact on one local veteran.

Jaye and Jacqui Edens recently started the French Broad Sheep Company, and the couple say they are already fully booked with clients eager to manage their landscapes.

The technique is called "targeted grazing," and the couple uses portable electric fencing to enclose their herds of either sheep or goats in an area long enough for the animals to graze back the unwanted vegetation, such as b...

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