What's going on with the goats today?
EPA Narragansett RI
The Herd of Hope loves the EPA! What a wonderful place to work, everyone here is amazing, friendly and in love with goats. The goats are removing bittersweet, poison ivy, knotweed and anything else that gets in their way! Today is day 4, so far they have exposed several hundred feet of stone wall. Onsite is goat team 2 with a couple of guests from goat team 1. Adeline has taken charge with her daughter Suki as additional muscle. Goat team 2 is very well behaved and do very well in neighborhood settings, never challenging the fence. I wish I could say the same for team 1 but, no. Team 1 will stick to the denser brush in more remote locations.
Day 22, we've been in the largest section for 14 days, it's cleaned up pretty well! next week, onto the final section...
That's the thickest poison ivy, poison sumac and poison oak I've ever encountered ! on day 19 there are still small patches of the "poison" plants left but it's disappearing quickly !
Day 14, now all good eats are up high. Goats will employ anything or, in this case , anyone to reach their favorite foliage !
Day 11 on the dam in Woonsocket, RI. most of the poison sumac has been laid to rest and the honey locusts have been stripped of their bark.
Day 10 in Woonsocket, RI on the dam with 29 goats! The brush is visibly disappearing as they move through. Having both crews on a single location makes a difference fast. They found a wasp nest today also, everyone got a sting or 2 but everyone is fine now.