Capricious LLC works with goats to manage and clear land that is overgrown. Our goats are on pasture year round and are raised to be the very best at reducing unwanted or invasive vegetation. We love our goats and would be happy to share them with you. Get in touch today to learn more about our targeted grazing services.
We Get the Job Done Right
Monica & Tim Shields
There is no end to the excitement in our day. In addition to parenting two boys, our household includes a couple of dogs, a turtle, the goats (obviously), 2 donkeys, some chickens, turkeys, ducks and guineas. When not working, we enjoy the outdoors some more either hiking or kayaking.
VP of Peanut Procurement
Experienced, trustworthy, fun. Dobby can be counted on to be the first to load whether going to a new location or heading home. He is always up for a road trip. He has a quirky personality and unique vocalizations. Many of them end with a rising intonation making it sound like he is asking a question. Dobby's favorite treat is a peanut in the shell. He'll do nearly anything for peanuts, including knocking on the door to beg for more!
Maria, Jack & Diane
We Are Family . . .
Maria is a Boer/Pygmy cross. Her twins Jack (tan) and Diane (white) are old enough to be on their own but still like to hang with Mom. Maria can be a little standoffish but she approaches each job with gusto. Jack and Diane are inquisitive and friendly. They will quickly charm you.
We Get the Job Done!
Rex, Louis, Seraphine, Delphine, Claude, Remy and Zep
The magnificent 7 as we refer to them. They were Alpine/LaMancha bottle babies that joined our herd in March of 2022. They were born on Fat Tuesday and boy do they know how to let the good times roll! As with all of our bottle babies, they joined the party circuit for a couple of months. Being a little on the smaller side, Sera and Del stuck with the party crew, while the boys joined grazing crews. In the photo, Zep begs for a Goat Gram while Sera plays to the camera.
Eddie loves being helpful. He especially loves to remove stickers from tools, buckets, or best of all . . . fruit. He relishes removing the stickers from any bananas, watermelons or pumpkins we might bring as treats. He industriously peels the stickers off and spits them at our feet before moving onto the next piece to inspect. Clean eating trend setter?
Somedays, our life is a little like a fairy tale. We thought that even before Thumbelina, Tom Thumb, Rumpelstiltskin and Jack B Nimble joined our herd. These 4 are Angora goats. We shear them twice a year for their amazing fiber. Belina, Tom and Jackie B are part of a grazing crew during the summer growing season. Rump watches over the littles at the farm when their mommas wean them and head off to work. Here in the photo Belina checks out one of the trampolines.
We Get the Job Done Right
Luke is a Boer cross. He loves hiking, road trips and poison ivy. He hasn't met a camera that doesn't make him look fabulous. His favorite season is fall because he is a sucker for pumpkin spice. This big handsome guy is a lovebug at heart. He greets his favorite people with snuggles everyday.
Captain Bud Hoof
Captain Hoof of Eee Aw Protective Services watches for anything amiss. He is super careful of our little goats. Nothing is getting by on this long ear's watch. He greets us each day with a loud bray and shares gentle wuffles when we bring his bucket out.
Caprines a plenty
We have quite a few more characters in our munch bunch though it is hard to give them all a profile.
About Capricious LLC
We own 62 acres that was overgrown. The species of trees on our woodlot were even being altered by the dense understory. When faced with the options for managing the brush, goats were the only realistic solution for us. Once we started moving the animals in, neighbors, friends and friends of friends started asking about borrowing our munch bunch. Now we rent them to clear land. What could be better than a job you enjoy?! The goaties love to go to work.
Invasive plant removal
Goats are amazing at weed, brush and invasive vegetation removal. They eat plants that other herbivores can't or won't touch. Even better is that they are immune to the effects of poison ivy and find it to be a tasty treat!
Steep terrain tackled
Western Pennsylvania is largely one hill after another. Some of them are difficult for us bipeds to navigate with a mower or weedwhacker. Goats don't have such an issue and relish the opportunity to dine in such a place. Hire us for this service and learn how we cater to the needs of each client, ensuring the results you need and deserve.
What goes in, must come out! A goat's multi-chambered digestive system works continuously to ferment what they eat. The goods news is that this amazing process destroys weed seeds! You are left with a quality natural fertilizer to enrich your soil and nourish the plants you want.
Goat baby parties
I'm sure you have seen the You Tube videos of baby goats bouncing around. What if you could have that at your next party? We will bring some of our goat babies to you, complete with bottles to feed them. They only need a little space to activate the jump sticks. Before long they will be entertaining you with their charming personalities and athletic prowness. We have attended graduation parties, retirement parties, and birthday parties. It doesn't matter whether you are turning 3 years old, 30 years old or just a kid at heart, what could be better than goat babies to celebrate with?!
Goat parties include 7-10 kid goats for two hours with bottles to feed them. We also provide a gift from us for the party guy or gal.
For parties in Allegheny or Beaver County - $350
Parties outside of Allegheny/Beaver counties - $350 + additional fee for distance
Our miniature donkeys get in the fun too! Lt. Dan of Eee Aw Protective Services enjoys time off the farm once in a while. Sometimes, he accompanies the goats to a site. However, he is also available for events without them. Perhaps you love little donks and just want a visit with him as a special treat. Or perhaps you are raising funds at a community event. Attendees can have their picture taken kissing a little ass. Pucker up, Buttercup!
Goat grams are a 30 minute visit with two baby goats. We can go for a walk or just sit and snuggle. Hugs are plentiful! Goaties are dressed for the occasion in holiday costumes or pjs. Your message to the goat gram recipient will be written on edible paper and shared with the celebrant before the goats make it disappear. Upgrade the experience with swag (soaps/lotion, fudge, T-shirt)
Goat gram - $80.00