Help the Benedictine Sisters of Erie partner with Let’s Goat Buffalo to give rescue goats purpose doing what they love best: eating invasive plants. Save our trees and give these goats a second chance with your gift.
Help the Benedictine Sisters of Erie partner with Let’s Goat Buffalo to give rescue goats purpose doing what they love best: eating invasive plants. Deemed unfit for production farming, grazing gives these goats a purpose: clearing woods and trails of invasive species. Your gift to the Benedictine Sisters of Erie Goat Fund Me campaign will help us protect the woods and at the same time give the goats a second chance.
The Benedictine Sisters’ Glinodo property sits along the Lake Erie shore. In recent years, invasive species has overrun the land and threatens the health of the trees and the creek. The overgrowth also prevents people from enjoying this natural space. In 2022 we hired eleven goats and their goatherd from Let’s Goat Buffalo to begin addressing the issue. They spent a month living and eating along Seven Mile Creek. Read their story here.
Our current project is to preserve more of this land in a natural, rather than a chemical or mechanical, way by inviting the rescue goats back to graze away more of the harmful species.
We will again partner with Let’s Goat Buffalo to rent a herd of goats for several weeks to naturally landscape and fertilize a five-acre area. These “workers” come with a goatherd who will care for their needs while they thin the overgrown and invaded areas.
We especially like to support Let’s Goat Buffalo because their goats are unsuitable for farm life, either due to age or because of a medical issue. Partnering with them to graze our land gives them a second chance to live a productive life.
It was great having them with us last summer! After just five weeks of grazing, a section of the trails was significantly more accessible, and with help of sisters and volunteers doing touch-up and laying wood chips, those trails can now be maintained with minimal effort while our guests, visitors, and fisherpeople enjoy them.
Please help us help the goats by making a gift towards this important project so we can bring them back this summer to clear more trails and woods.