Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Yard Goats: In Santa Fe!

On the way to work!
The goats drive into town to mow their first Santa Fe yard...

These goats know what to do!

They get right down to business...

The professional tree trimmer crew works above as everyone else works below.

They even came to appreciate Cheat Grass as they shortened the green around this bench...

Fencing was put up to protect house and rock work from goat washing..

These new girls from Lindrith are beginning to understand their new world.

Tree trimmers move on to Silver Lace, trimming along the fence line while the rest 
work on the weedy (MMmmmmm) lawn.

Toward the end of the day the herd makes some last passes through...

The benefit of yardwork by goat:
They are quiet. They are pleasant and do not harm the environment as they work. Indeed! They IMPROVE the tilth, the very essence of the soil, so that quality and quantity of vegetation is improved.
The Air, the Earth, the sights and sounds are pleasant with the goats hard at work in your yard.
Imagine more beauty like this Swallowtail Butterfly in your life- it is a reality when replacing chemical or internal combustion style maintenance with the pure and simple GoatHerd.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Capricious Journeys

The goats really enjoyed working the southwest greenbelts of Eldorado last week.
And they especially enjoyed their journeys, trimming alongside bike path and road. 

They are getting pretty good at traveling the roads: goats, dogs, horses all! 

We cross the road to the Greenbelt.

At the end of the day the goats hit the road again...

They are full and ready to go home, drink some water and settle in for one last evening 
at the Casa del Oro camp.

The next day we meet the new fledgling Ravens across the road and just up the greenbelt from the camp. They are curious and not yet fluent in  flight...

One of the adults lands here to feed a chick a lizard or mouse that it has found, but takes the action elsewhere as the goatherd passes momentarily by.

Further along in the journey the herd passes underneath a vigilant Raven who watches us carefully, scolding a little, while she sits in her nest high up on a electric pole.

Destination Camp-Azul!
The goats wait at the new GoatCamp while their pen is erected for them.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Elms Under the Weather

Elm Crew

Dainty Elm crew

Clouding Sky

Coming Storm

Solar Eclipse

As viewed through Cottonwood leaves

Ecliptic Leaves

Elm Crew Barking