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By adamg - 1/9/23 - 11:03 am

The other day, Tim McCormack had a chat with a butcher at M.F. Dulock in Somerville about why it's so hard to find goat meat. It has to do with the fact that, unlike beef, people only tend to want goat for stewing. He explains why that makes butchers reluctant to regularly carry goat (note: click on the "Show more" links for each entry).

By adamg - 6/7/22 - 3:26 pm
Baby-goat yoga at Harvard Medical School

Handmaid watched some baby-goat yoga in the yard at Harvard Medical School today.

By adamg - 9/16/19 - 9:17 am

Spotted this morning at the corner of Pierce and Walter streets. Yes, the person who reported it called police and animal control - after trying to calm down her young daughter. Read more.

By adamg - 7/7/19 - 6:11 pm
Free-range goats at Dorchester Park

The goats munching their way through poison ivy and other weeds at Dorchester Park are supposed to stay behind some fencing as they work/eat, but as Rachel Greenhaus noticed today, a couple seem to have escaped and were on their way to colonizing one of the tennis courts.

By adamg - 6/20/19 - 9:03 am

The Dorchester Reporter reports how students at the Kenny Elementary School raised $200 to help pay for goats to return to Dorchester Park and munch on poison ivy and other weeds.

By adamg - 5/31/19 - 6:51 pm

The Dorchester Reporter alerts us: Goats are returning to Dorchester Park tomorrow to help in the fight against poison ivy and other weeds - by eating them.

By adamg - 4/5/19 - 9:56 pm

Jocelyn asks:

Any places in MA where I can go hug a baby goat sometime soon?

By adamg - 8/8/18 - 10:52 am

The Dorchester Reporter alerts caprine fans that some goats will be hoofing it to Dorchester Park, possibly on Friday, to provide some quality artisanal weeding - similar to what goats have done in the Arnold Arboretum and along the Neponset in Hyde Park.

By adamg - 7/26/17 - 3:45 pm
Goat in the Arnold Arboretum

For the second year, the Arnold Arboretum has turned to goats to beat back the weeds running roughshod over parts of its Peters Hill side. This week, three goats were unleashed in a fenced off overgrown area just up the path from the entrance at South and Bussey streets. Read more.

By adamg - 9/8/16 - 12:52 pm
Goats being led to pasture in the Arnold Arboretum

Caitlinn Driscoll Cannon watched yesterday as a goat herder walk a flock of four to their first day of work on the Peters Hill side of the Arboretum, where they'll munch away the thick underbrush near the train tracks and Arborough Road, then be moved to a new area for more tasty weeds.

Getting used to their new home: Read more.

By adamg - 9/24/15 - 11:48 am

Kevin Connolly shows us the goats now contentedly roaming the banks of the Charles in Watertown, munching on poison ivy - similar to the goatscapers Boston has deployed in Hyde Park for the past two summers.

By adamg - 7/20/15 - 5:27 pm
Goats in Hyde Park

The poison-ivy-eating goats are back in Hyde Park, chomping away at the underbrush in the urban wild at the end of West Street. Well, except when they've had their fill or it's just too hot and they take a break, as they were doing around 4:30 p.m.

By adamg - 6/11/15 - 9:02 am

Associated Press reports the goats that munched poison ivy along the Neponset River last year worked so well the city is spending $11,000 to bring them back to finish the job - and then hoof it over to the George Wright Golf Course for some similar goatscaping.

By adamg - 7/23/14 - 6:14 pm
Goats eating things

We drove down West Street to the very end (just past River) this afternoon and, yes, just like we herd, there were goats there, behind a fence in a new "Goat Management Area."

The Southwest Boston Community Development Corp. rented the four goats for eight weeks to eat up a really baaad infestation of poison ivy on a city-owned urban wild off the Neponset River - through which local high-school kids will lay down paths after the goats leave. According to the city:

By adamg - 7/23/14 - 9:46 am

Urban goat. Photo via the mayor's office.

Boston Magazine reports the Southwest Boston Community Development Corporation is renting goats to chow down on all the poison ivy infesting an urban wilds at the end of West Street in Hyde Park.

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