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