As of August 2017 we continue to grow our little goat herd. We currently have 3 females who are giving us triplets each year, we sold some last year so this year is the first year we are building our own flock with the goal of producing milk and cheese seasonally. Last year we were able to accomplish this for a 4 month period and those customers are anxiously awaiting the return of these products!
We also offer our male goats as invasive species management tools. We currently have them at a friends property that is overrun with poison ivy, we will post pictures of before and after when the results are in. I’ve used them in our forest edge for grape vine and multiflora rose reduction. Basically they will eat enough of the plant that it will die back, you will need to pull out the plant or otherwise use a machete to continue to push down the larger plants so the goats can eat all the leaves or most of them. I’ll post some pictures of where we have used the goats so far and the success. The hardest part is fencing them off in the area you want them to be as tethering them in the forest with plants with thorns easily ruins ropes and also gets the goats all tied up!