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Capricious LLC

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.

 
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Our Team

We Get the Job Done Right

 
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Monica & Tim Shields

Owners

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.

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Dobby

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!

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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.

Our Team

We Get the Job Done!

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Ralph, Georgie and Arlo

Interns

We have three Nubian wethers that joined our herd in February 2021.  They were bottle babies and so are very people oriented.  Arlo (brown tri color) is the social butterfly of this group.  He is always up for a hike or some bounce time on the trampoline with his favorite people.  Georgie (light brown) has apricot colored stripes on his face.  He is always steps behind Arlo.  Ralph (black/white) is more of the strong silent type of personality.  He is super sweet and likes to stand next to you to watch over the others.

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Eddie

Sticker gitter

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?

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James Van der Bleat

Model wanna be

James is a tri-colored Alpine.  He likes  hiking and dining out.  He responds readily to his name and often seems to be posing for pictures.  We think that James knows when his picture is being taken because he often has a toothy grin!

 
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Our Team

We Get the Job Done Right

 
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Annie and Fawna

These does are twin Nigerian Dwarfs born in July 2020 on our farm.  Annie (white) is the more dominant personality of the pair.  She readily jumps in the trailer and leads her grazing group to the yummiest forage.  She is the first one in the water when there is a stream to cross.  Fawna (brown) is a little more laid back and thoughtful but she is very friendly and curious.

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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.

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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.

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Services

Regenerative agriculture

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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!

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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.

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Fertilizer

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.

 

Services

Goat baby parties

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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?!

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Fundraising

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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!

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Farm goodies

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We make lotions and soaps using goats milk.  We also have honeybees at our farm and use the honey and beeswax for soaps and lip balm.  Check out our store - coming soon!

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Pittsburgh PA

412.337.2204

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