Despite tough economy, Google hires 200 goats


Google is going super low-tech around its Mountain View, California headquarters, casting aside the modern conveniences of gas-powered lawn mowers for the environmentally-friendly and fascinating world of goat rentals.

While some would ask “Why rent when you can buy?” I’d wholeheartedly recommend renting goats instead of buying them, even though Google could probably buy every goat in the entire world and make them all wear three-piece goat suits with bells instead of ties, set up a few thousand adirondack chairs, and provide some hilarious break-time reprieve for its employees.

Alas, all Google needs is about 200 goats, which it rents from a company called California Grazing at a price that “costs us about the same as mowing,” according to Google’s official blog.

[via Treehugger]