HTM Welcomes The Goat Guys
Natural Brush Removal with Goats
We are excited to welcome more than 150 "goat guests" to our new property, beginning Friday, September 16!
These four-legged friends, who will be on loan from The Goat Guys, will spend about 3-5 days clearing a large area toward the front entrance of our property. This spot is currently overrun with all kinds of brush, weeds, thistles, invasive plants, and noxious plants like poison ivy and sumac. Goats love to eat these plants and will do a beautiful job removing them from our land!
Goats eat about 25% of their body weight each day, and they prefer to eat non-grassy species down to the ground, thereby eliminating the plants we don't want while keeping the grass intact. Goats go where machine's can't, don't require gasoline or fuel, and cost less than other methods. And *potty word* alert...goats poop, which means they leave behind natural fertilizer to help grasses grow.
We think these are all pretty good reasons to invite the goats to feast on our property for a few days!
Want to Watch the Goats at Work?
While the goats are visiting over the next few days, we invite our HTM families and community friends to come check them out. This is a fantastic opportunity to observe some fun animals at work!
A few important requests:
- Please respect the animals. They are startled by loud noises, so please - no yelling or screaming.
- Don't try to approach the goats. Remember, this is an observation opportunity, not a petting zoo. The goats are "working" and we don't want to distract them!
- Please do not try to feed the goats - they have plenty to eat on the job!
- Stay on the bridge or on the road, and do not go near the rubberized fences. These protect the goats from predators and keep them secure. The fences carry a current and they will shock you if you touch them.
The goats will be in place beginning Friday, September 16 and should remain on the land through the weekend and possibly into early next week. Feel free to drive out and observe any time!
About Holy Trinity Montessori
Our new property is located at 8131 Old Harding Pike. Warning - this shows up incorrectly on GPS.
Here's how to find us: Head south on Highway 100 (pass the Loveless Cafe and the entrance to the Natchez Trace). As you approach the produce stand on the right, look on the left side of the road for a big white sign that says "8131" and that will lead you to our property.