Settlers' Goats - It's offical, they are no longer nameless. Welcome to the Team - Whipper & Snipper. Please scroll down to see all entries as well as out Top 10.
Given the choice between a tin can and a mass of leafy weeds, goats will almost always opt for the weeds. Goats are a browser, which simply means that they prefer to consume the leafy portions of weeds rather than lush grasses. This dietary preference that goats demonstrate makes the goat an ideal species to raise for weed control. Raising goats for ridding a property of weeds and keeping weeds under control is becoming more common. People are looking for more Earth-friendly solutions for weed problems, and goats are known for their love of weeds, which makes them ideal for controlling this problem. In some areas of the U.S you can even rent goats for short periods of time.
Thistles in your Fescue? Goats love ‘em. Poison Ivy in wooded areas? It’s like gourmet lettuce to a goat! Clover in the Rough? Mmmm, what a delicacy to a goat! Goats don’t just eat as they work. Their hooves loosen up the soil and deposit fertilizer (similar to rabbit droppings) as they go, helping to prepare the soil for grass seeds sown in their wake.
Although not practical for short grass areas such as Fairways, Tees and Greens, Goats are capable of replacing the need for chemical weed control in areas of rough, tall fescue stands and wooded areas. At Settlers’ Ghost we are always looking for new, innovative and forward thinking ways to reinforce our commitment as Stewards of the local Environment.
We want to welcome these new team members to the club but we currently have one problem, they have no names and without, do you think they would really feel at home? I thought not. So help us NAME THE GOATS and be sure to follow their adventure throughout the year.
We will keep you updated through our e-mail blast as to what's going on with our new KIDS
and be sure to enter the Name the Goats Contest
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to go to our Suggestion Page and enter your name, e-mail as well as the name for the goats in the suggestion area.
The Name the Goat Contest will start immediately and run until the 15th of June at which time we will choose a winner. The winner will receive a Free Lawn & Garden Consultation from our Head Superintendent Chris Gulliver at your home, valued in excess of $250.00
The Goat Keepers Update - May 29th
Well the weather is beautiful and the weeds are growing!! Our two little weed eaters (who as yet remain nameless) have been hard at work this last week. The brothers billy had their first vet visit last week and came through with flying colors. After a couple of days off to recover they were anxious to get back out on the course! It has been fun watching them grow and their personalities begin to shine through. As well as growing everyday they have also become very accustomed to their daily routine. It is now very simple doing the morning moves and the evening bedtimes. They are ready to go in the morning and will hop right on the cart after the gate is opened ready for their next assignment. In the evenings they get very excited to see who ever it is that has bedtime duty that day. Running towards the cart and hopping on as soon as their leashes are unhooked. The little gray goat has decided his spot is actually on the passenger seat lol where as the little black and white guy prefers the floor.Until next time, WE NEED NAMES!!!