July 27, 2019

One of the most frequent questions I get is how much do the goats eat?  Like any answer involving unpredictable goats, the answer is usually "It depends".  

  • It depends on how hungry they are - if they had a big buffet the day before they may not start the day a...

June 21, 2019

One of the most frequent questions I get is whether I am allergic to poison ivy.  Since that is the primary reason most people inquire about Goatscaping and since I spend the majority of my summer days in the midst of poison ivy, it's an excellent question.

This is my 4...

October 24, 2018

I am busy knitting at the Falmouth Art Center and I get a text from wife Sheri along with this picture.  "Um...what happened here" .  My first reaction is "I don't know.  I am at knitting."  Then I take a closer look at the picture - it's of our driveway.  The garage d...

January 7, 2018

Brrr.  My phone says 7 degrees out, 10 at noon, which is the scheduled goat walk time. 

So many smart people I invited to come on this inaugural goat walk said to let them know when we go on a warmer day.  Ha!  We are going any way.  It's noon.  It's the first Sund...

January 1, 2018

I never know if it's a good idea, so I figure "what the heck"?  How will I know unless I try?  So I pull out the new holiday outfits, get my camera ready, and let the goats out of their pen.  Then I try to put the clothes on - and for some reason they have no problem w...

June 27, 2017

OK, I definitely admit it.  The goats are the stars, the workers, the players, the entertainment, the munchers.  It really <is> all about goats.  Except it's not.  Here are two stories that don't involve goats.  At least not directly....

May 21, 2017

On May 1, Mac and Ivy hopped into the back of the loaded up truck, stepped into the dog (now goat) crate, and we were off to our first gig of the season - English Ivy...

Would we remember what to do?  

  • Me - how to set up the fence, how to lure the goats in, how to <n...

June 21, 2016

Actually, the term is "horizontally elongated".  And a 2015 study by researchers at UC Berkeley and Durham University conclude that pupil features are determined by whether an animal is predator or prey.  Goats (and horses and deer) are typically prey.  Read how their...

June 6, 2016

We live near the Tom Landers bogs.  What a treasure!  I have walked my dogs and their friends there for over a decade.  Now - I am learning the joy of walking goats on the bogs.  They like to come on the walks.  And nibble.  And run around a little.  They stick much cl...

May 25, 2016

Mac and Ivy scored a two day gig in Sandwich, MA May 17 and 18.  They worked hard, with plenty of grape vines, weeds, wild rose and some English Ivy to eat.  Their first stomach expanded as they munched.  They took breaks as needed.  And they kept on munching even as I...

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