“We just love them,” Dubuque nuns hire goats to protect their trees
The Sisters of St. Francis in Dubuque own around 13 acres of woods that border their property along Roosevelt Street.
They want to protect a lot of the native species from invasive weeds, such as honeysuckle or wild parsnip.
They decided to hire Goats On The Go- Dubuque! The Sisters of St. Francis have around 65 goats grazing on their property. The four-legged employees have a difficult job: to eat all day!
The goats eat and remove the invasive species. It’s a win-win situation because the goats are eating food that is good for them. It’s also a solution that doesn’t involve any type of chemicals or herbicides.
Goats on the Go – Dubuque is owned by Peg and Tim Harbaugh. They set up a fence to keep the goats safe while they work.
For more information about Goats on the Go, you can email GOTGDbq@gmail.com. You can also visit the website www.GoatsOnTheGo.com
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