Mankind has been given animals to help us with our yard- and farm-work. Sheep are our lawn mowers; goats, our weed whackers. Ducks mow around young trees; geese feast on orchard weeds and guard ducks and hens from foxes. Guinea fowl eat bugs, including the deer ticks that cause Lyme disease, but not produce! Guinea fowl and peacocks keep our vineyard nearly Japanese-beetle-free. Donkeys stamp shut woodchuck holes and can protect sheep from dog attacks. Chickens clean our cholent and crock pots and turn our compost piles looking for worms. Meet our furry, feathery maintenance crew and learn how each species has its own special talents at keeping plant and bug life, as well as predators, in balance.