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We are GoatScape

We provide an environmentally friendly alternative for land clearing utilizing a herd of goats: furry, four-legged eating machines.

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About

Welcome to GoatScape, the most environmentally friendly and entertaining option for land clearing.

In May of 2010, I was fortunate enough to find my personal paradise. A generous 5 acres, down a private road, lined with a beautiful canopy of trees and an amazing landscape. Sounds perfect, right? While it was close, I bought the property in foreclosure and the grounds were completely overgrown. It was so bad that folks who came to visit didn’t even realize there was a barn in the back!

Since I needed to focus most of my attention on the house, I was desperate to find excellent help for the yard, and that’s when Billy, Cow, and Little Mama entered the picture. Billy was one of my first 2 goats. After his brother passed away unexpectedly, I brought Cow and Little Mama home to keep him company. Unbeknownst to me at the time, Little Mama and Cow were pregnant, and now, 3 years later, I have a herd of 13 (and growing!) pygmy goats, who not only have ferocious appetites but their own wonderful, unique personalities.

My herd has done an amazing job with my paradise and I know they can do the same with yours.

"Eliminating undesirable vegetation is usually not a one-step process.  Goats can perform this spot work consistently and inexpensively."

Source: Options for Clearing Land: Pasture Establishment for Horses, Virginia Cooperative Extension

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Get to know the goats!

Our Services

Using goats for brush control is commonly known by the livestock community as a very successful method.  Prior to the current trend of raising goats for their by-products, goats have been primarily used to maintain control over weeds and brush around farm yards.[1]
Our herd is like family – a family with a humongous appetite, but a family nonetheless. We provide the utmost care for our family, while on our property or yours. Here’s how it works:
  1. We interview you. It is quite the novelty to have goats around if you’re not used to them. We are there to provide you with outstanding service, but we need to make sure we are a good fit for each other. The health and safety of our goats are at the top of our priority list.
  2. Once we know we are a good fit, we will do a walk-through of the area you want cleared and identify any potential hazards. Goats can eat almost anything, but there are a few plants that are toxic to them.
  3. There will be options to discuss. Just how clear do you want your land to be? Would you like to be as eco-friendly as possible and restrict the use of power tools? Or would you like a mix of goat power and gas power? What is your timeline?
  4. Is there anything else we can help you with? Our goat herder is a licensed handyman and remodeler. While he loves hanging out with the goats all day, he is more than happy to knock some items off your honey-do list.
  5. Now that we have assessed your needs and understand your goals, we can define the scope of work and what it will cost. Then we get dirty! We will:
    • Remove any hazards on the land.
    • Clear a fence line.
    • Set up temporary electric fencing if no fencing is in place already (this may move throughout the project).
    • Set the trailer. This is the goat transport and home used for bigger jobs. Don’t worry if you don’t have room for the trailer. We can bring them back home each night if necessary.
    • Establish water and food areas.
    • Let those furry, four-legged eating machines loose!
  6. Each night we will secure them and each morning we’ll be back to do a fence and health check.
  7. Once the foliage starts getting out of hand again, we can come back and take care of it in a fraction of the time!
Additional benefits:
  • Free fertilizer with every visit.
  • Since the plant seeds are digested, regrowth is minimal. Mowers spread the seeds; we destroy them!
1 - Brush Control, Gary Pfalzbot, Goatworld

Goats help prevent brush fires by eliminating the fuel sources for fires.

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Call us today at (407) 230-1806 or fill out the form below to learn how GoatScape can take care of your landscaping needs.