Jon Crispin's Notebook

Field and Goats

Posted in Animals, Community, Food, Landscape, Nature, Plants by joncrispin on 26/09/2012

When I am not away from home I drive past this field almost every day.  It is on the East end of the Town of Amherst and is one of my favorite views in the valley.  It is lovely to have farm fields right in the middle of things.  A few days ago I noticed some white fencing and as I looked closely I saw that there were goats inside the enclosure.  I had known that there was a business in the area that rented them out to eat brush but this was the first time I have seen them in action.

They are really small, but have been at it in this field for about a week and are making great progress.

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  1. Sissy said, on 26/09/2012 at 4:51 pm

    This post made me really happy.

  2. explodyfull said, on 26/09/2012 at 4:54 pm

    so cute!

  3. Kilian Metcalf said, on 26/09/2012 at 5:52 pm

    Very practical. I’ve never seen them myself, but I’ve heard that in parts of California they use goats to clear firebreaks in areas that are inaccessible to machines and equipment. They use movable enclosures and just move the goats along one they have cleared the area. I’d like to think it is true.

    • Wendy said, on 18/10/2012 at 1:15 pm

      Yes, it is true! My friend has a house up in Auburn, California and her neighbors rent goats to clear the brush. I love visiting them as I pass by. 🙂

  4. leamuse said, on 27/09/2012 at 2:05 am

    Goats are common here. That is where the great fromage de chèvre comes from.

  5. Sharon Legat said, on 27/09/2012 at 3:18 pm

    I love goats! Such pretty colors too!


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