We Start with Your Goals

Goat Power requires a site visit in most cases before we can give you an estimate. During this time we like to get a clear idea about what you are trying to accomplish with your property.

Are you trying to maintain an area? Would you eventually like to rehabilitate the area and plant natives? What is your time frame - a season, days or weeks? Answers to each of these questions will help us get a better understanding about incorporating Goat Power into your plan of action.

Site Evaluation

Goat Power requires a site evaluation in most cases before an estimate can be provided. This allows us to get a clear understanding of the project boundaries, terrain, hazards and the mix of vegetation present.

  • Brush Density
  • Terrain
  • Hazards
  • Proposal

 

Prepping the Site

Before we introduce the goats to the project area, we need to be sure it's all ready for them to get in and chow down. This means Mitigating Hazards such as:

  • Poisonous Plants
  • Ornamentals
  • Clematis        
  • Rhododendron
  • Sweet Pea
  • Tansy
  • Azalea
  • Hemlock        
  • Tar Wood
  • Larkspur       
  • Nightshades
  • Loral
  • Western Yew


Keeping the Goats Contained

Goat Power uses electric multi strand netting fence and a fence energizer that is kept juiced up with the help of a portable solar panel.  Because of our self sufficient style we are just as comfortable treating remote sites as we are working in your backyard.

Herd Maintenance

This is one of the most important aspects when choosing a service provider.  Goat Power monitors and attends to the herd on a daily basis.  The goats will never be dropped off and then left to fend for themselves, or worse yet forcing you to handle the daily goat care tasks.

How many goats do you bring and how long does it take?

We generally bring the whole herd out to help the project move along as quickly as possible.
After we have had a chance to visit your property we will bring enough goats for the job.
There are a lot of variables that go into how long your project will take.  The type of vegetation and how dense it is are critical factors in project duration.  Each proposal is site specific and takes all of these things into account.