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4 Jun 2016

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.

9 Sep 2015
25 Jul 2015
very thick overgrowth, removed by the Herd of Hope goats
very thick overgrowth, removed by the Herd of Hope goats

Day 22, we've been in the largest section for 14 days, it's cleaned up pretty well! next week, onto the final section...

22 Jul 2015

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 !

14 Jul 2015
goats will use any means to reach the higher branches
goats will use any means to reach the higher branches

Day 14, now all good eats are up high. Goats will employ anything or, in this case , anyone to reach their favorite foliage !

10 Jul 2015
brush cleared by goats in woonsocket RI
brush cleared by goats in woonsocket RI

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.

9 Jul 2015
Goats, Goatscaping at Harris pond dam in Woonsocket, RI
Goats, Goatscaping at Harris pond dam in Woonsocket, RI

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.

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