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The goats are here to eat the weeds! Goats are browsers not grazers like sheep and cattle. They naturally prefer broadleaf plants like weeds and leave the grasses alone. They destroy the seed so it doesn’t get re-distributed. They are trained to eat certain weeds, you couldn’t do this with any old farm goat. Goats have special enzymes in their stomach that allow them to eat even toxic plants that would kill us and other livestock.
No, not while they are working, the electric fence could be on and the goats and dogs have a job to do. Please don’t tease the goats or pull the weeds away because the goats will learn to push and lean on the fence. The germs on your hands could make the goats sick so we ask folks not to pet the goats. There will be an opportunity for residents to attend an educational session with the goats. Stay tuned for that.