D.C. Cemetery Employing Goat Cleaning Crew

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    Washington's Historic Congressional Cemetery is employing a heard of goats to clean up the cemetery. (Published Wednesday, Aug 7, 2013)

    Washington's Historic Congressional Cemetery is employing a heard of goats to clean up the cemetery.

    The cemetery says 100 goats will graze at the cemetery 24 hours a day for six days starting Aug. 7. The cemetery says they'll eliminate vines, poison ivy and ground cover while ``fertilizing the ground.''

    The cemetery was founded in the early 1800s and covers 35 acres on Capitol Hill. The thousands of people buried at the cemetery including a number of former senators and members of the House.