Congressional Cemetery goats head home

WASHINGTON (WJLA) -- Curious to see what was inside, a mom and her little boy got a glimpse of the famous goats at D.C.'s Congressional Cemetery.

After a week’s worth of chewing and mowing, these 58 employees were ready to go back home after working 24 hours a day.

While they waited, their owner -- Brian Knox of Sustainable Resource Management and Eco Goats -- cleaned up a bit and gave ABC7 some insight into the life of a working goat and what they've been noshing on the past few days:

"The biggest thing we had here was bush honey suckle," Knox explained. "A good bit of poison ivy and some morning glory on the fence,"

That and English ivy – apparently, the goats don’t mind eating the dangerous stuff.

"This is a great time of year to do it, just because there is nothing else going on in DC and it's easy to get in and out," said Knox.

The cemetery hired these goats to 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 include a number of former senators and members of the House.