Goats Along the Monongahela

Tuesday morning I met two good friends for brunch. We used to teach together at Greenfield School years ago. Although I’d written it on my calendar, I’m so used to not going out much I had to receive a text from Donna asking if I was on my way. Oooops!

After we ate, Sue and I walked along the River Trail. We had a couple of years to catch up with one another.

Donna, we are so sorry you missed the goats!

We saw this sign first, as Sue had told me it was one of the nations busiest rivers for barge traffic.

As we walked along the trail, (which goes all the way to Washington DC and Sue’s sons have biked it) we saw an electric fence and this sign

Allegheny GoatScape at work

Sue spotted the goats as I was taking photos of the underbelly of the Homestead Grays Bridge

A working goat, consuming pounds of vegetation everyday
Homestead Grays Bridge over the Monongahela River

I’d posted about goats at the tea store in Millvale Landscaping Goats at Knit Night and also at a Rent a Goat at Pittsburgh Botanical Garden in Oakdale a couple of years ago. And you might remember I booked a Goat With a Note for a zoom meeting.

Rent a Goat (or a herd)

We were at the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden in Oakdale last week.

Here’s a photo of one of the goats helping clear some undesired vegetation. You can rent  goats to help get rid of unwanted vegetation. If you click the Have U Herd link here you can see you can rent goats for parties, too. Who knew?  Not just landscaping!  Environmental friendly.  Interested in Goat Yoga?   Click here to find out more.

An article about Goats in Prospect Park in New York City, New York City Parks Using Goats as a Chemical-Free Weed Control Alternative. They even eat Poison Ivy!