INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (October 30, 2013) A church in suburban Kansas City church decided that it's too expensive to hire landscapers to get rid of unwanted vegetation on a steep slope, so it's in a flock to do the job.
St. Paul United Methodist Church in Independence, Mo., arranged for a flock of American black-bellied sheep to graze the land behind the church.
A miniature donkey named Bosco is serving as sheep herder for the project, which began when the animals arrived Sunday.
Susan Jaster of Storm Rider Farm in Concordia says her sheep can clear as much as 100 square feet in a day.