Hiking with goats is a great way to get out and exercise with our friendly Goat Buddies. We now offer hikes year round on week days and weekends. This is a great activity for mind and body of animal lovers and people that enjoy nature. CLICK ON LINK AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE!
A fun, efficient, chemical free way to clear unwanted brush, weeds, plants, etc.
Our main motive is making people happy and getting their desired job done at the same time. We are a completely chemical free business, and we use an all natural process to transform your property into its best condition and cause no damage to the environment. We strive to have every customer satisfied with our job. Along with all of this, our goats are very lovable and they love to socialize with all our clients.
If you're wondering about the procedure, we'll start by coming up to your property to do your estimate and to ensure that there's no plants that are toxic for the goats. After we'll bring the goats out to your property, and we set them up within electric fencing. The goats stay eating at your property for however long is necessary to get your desired job done, and we'll come periodically to check in and make sure all is going smoothly.
Since we're based in Lunenburg, we service roughly 35 to 45 minutes from Lunenburg. Towns include Winchendon, Templeton, Ashburnham, Gardner, Hubbardston, Rutland, Holden, Worcester, Grafton, Shrewsbury, W. Boylston, Boylston, Northborough, Marlborough, Sudbury, Concord, Lincoln, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Westford, Groton, Littleton, Acton, Maynard, Stow, Hudson, Boxborough, Harvard, Bolton, Berlin, Ayer, Pepperell, Shirley, Townsend, Ashby, Fitchburg.
Unfortunately our goats do not cross state lines. We only travel within Massachusetts.
The minimum cost of any job is $675 which covers 300 feet of fence. If you message us your address and a the size of the target area in Linear Feet (not square feet) we can send you a quick rough estimate to see if it's within your range. To measure your property in Linear feet, google earth or google maps is a great tool to help. Screen shot your property and send it to us. There is a cost for travel and transportation of the goats. Normally the farther away from Lunenburg you are the more it may be.
There is no time limit, the goats stay as long as they're needed to get the job done. They have no schedule. Most jobs are about a week or two depending on weather and how many goats are on your property.
The goats do stay overnight, and sometimes they tend to eat more at night. If a predator were to approach them, it's all about numbers. One stray coyote against a larger number of goats is not a threat, especially with the fence. The male goats will band together and stomp the fence as if they are a row of linebackers. The coyote will be shocked and will decide it's too much of a challenge, and will just leave. We wouldn't do this if predators were a concern, our goats are our pets and we make sure they're safe at all times.
Your subject area will be defoliated of all plants that the goats can/will consume. Typically what will be left over is some brush, sticks and stems. Small trees may be debarked. Anything the goats leave behind we can clear out afterwards if desired.
Though our goats will significantly stunt and slow the growth of any plants that they eat, it doesn't completely stop it. Steady maintenance will be needed. If Poison Ivy is a concern for you, we have an all natural treatment to prevent excessive growth of Poison Ivy.
What you'll need:
3 cups of vinegar
1/2 cup of salt
1 tablespoon liquid detergent or soap (we use and recommend Dawn)
Mix the vinegar and salt until the salt is completely dissolved. Then stir in the liquid soap/detergent and pour the mixture into a sprayer. Spray onto the green growing leaves of the plants, and wait a week. After a week, repeat and spray on any survivors. The best time to do this is during a dry spell, and do not spray on plants you wish to keep.
We strive to be in constant communication with our customers until the job is done. If you have questions or special requests, just send us a message. To get a free estimate, please contact us at your convenience. We look forward to working with you!
48 West Acres Drive, Lunenburg, Massachusetts 01462, United States