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Ed S. (IL)
Goats will eat grass, but only after they've eaten the other stuff more palatable to them. They're in the deer family and browse the same kinds of stuff. Ours always made a beeline for our saplings and the garden whenever they got out.
I have mown our ditches (longitudinally) with the 8N and my 5' rotary mower. The pic below shows the ditch across the road from us - ours isn't that high, but is about the same angle. I can get the faces in one pass each way, then slightly straddle the top to finish it off on each side.
I mowed them once with the wheels set wide for cultivating, and it felt a lot more "planted" than with the wheels in the normal position.
I've also tried using the sickle bar, but the angle is too steep to get down inside the ditch in my case.
When I discovered our 14 year-old commercial zero-turn mower could "hang" on the ditch face (dry grass, not wet!), I've been using that instead.
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