• Have a Very Merry Christmas!

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  • Morden Mine Reclamation

    From July 19 through 22 we were working on an historic site in south Nanaimo, called the Morden Colliery Provincial Park. On this site are structures dating back over 100 years which were part of the Morden Mine, a vast network of underground tunnels used to extract coal. The history of the site is really intriguing; take a look at the website when you have a chance. http://www.mordenmine.com/

    The grounds around the structure had become overgrown, and we were hired to clean them up.

    These are the Before and After photos of the site. Cleanup took three days, with the wrangler helping somewhat with hand tools. There are more photos on our Facebook page. iPhone June9 Nanaimo jobs 032July 23 2016 076

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Blackberries vs Goats

    We are looking forward to this coming Sunday, April 10, when we will be doing a demo at the Lighthouse Community Centre in Qualicum Bay. Every month the community hosts a Second Sunday market and pancake breakfast, and we will be there working near the hall to clear off some 8000 sq. ft. of overgrown blackberry and salmonberry plants. The best part? Pancake breakfast for the humans! If you are in the area please come by and say hi. We plan to stay until the job is done. https://sites.google.com/site/lighthousecommunityhall/pancake-breakfastIMG_2805

  • Last Job of the Season

    We recently cleared an overgrown gully on a lovely acreage in the Whiskey Creek area. Our customer wanted it “cleaned up”, and so we set to work and over three days removed the brush, weeds and blackberries. The Before and After photos show the result. Our client was very happy and really enjoyed having the goats around, and we were the talk of the neighbourhood while we were there!IMG_3322IMG_3326IMG_3334IMG_3329IMG_3347IMG_3356IMG_3370

  • A Recent Job in Parksville

    We recently worked on a residential job in Parksville, clearing a slope in a backyard of blackberries up to 2m. in height, along with some assorted weeds including horsetail and crown vetch. The crew had a great time climbing around on the hill, and revealed some stonework which had been covered with blackberry plants. The customer was happy with the results and has plans to put a terraced garden on the site.

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    Buster at work

    Buster at work

    Enjoying the slope!

    Enjoying the slope!

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  • Happy Canada Day!

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    We are having a wonderful day celebrating how grateful we are to live in this country.

  • Mission Accomplished

    With the beautiful sunny weather the herd made quick work of the blackberry patch that they tackled at Woodgrove Centre. Now on to our next adventure.Goats At Woodgrove

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  • Back at Woodgrove Centre

    A couple of weeks ago we cleared part of the hill adjacent Woodgrove Centre in Nanaimo, a job which we were invited to tackle last year. This coming week we will be back to finish the other half, so please feel free to come by and say Hi if you are in the area. Sounds like a beautiful sunny week ahead.IMG_2312

  • Esquimalt Earth Days

    Well, we just got back from a great visit to Esquimalt, near Victoria, to help the Parks Department celebrate Earth Day by tackling invasive plants. We were on site in Highrock Park, one of the many beautiful parks in the Township, and students from neighbouring schools came and helped pull blackberries, english ivy and some other invasives. One of the days we helped in a fenced area, and the other in a pen where kids were invited to feed some ivy to the goats through the fence. It was so much fun to see the happy faces on the students and also the adults that came to help. Many thanks to Rick and his awesome staff for making us feel welcome! Hope we can return soon.

    goats are helping remove blackberry and ivy

    goats are helping remove blackberry and ivy

    students feeding ivy to grateful goats

    students feeding ivy to grateful goats

  • Rent Goats Through Amazon

    We are proud to announce that our Parent company, Rent-A-Ruminant LLC is now available for bookings through Amazon. We hope that in the near future we will also be able to book through Amazon Canada. Congrats to Tammy and the herd.

    http://kuow.org/post/goat-rentals-take-seattle-first-day-amazon-home-services   CLICK HERE

    http://www.newsweek.com/meet-goats-amazons-new-goat-rental-service-319532   CLICK HERE