Not going to happen tomorrow, but I'm considering getting a goat. I live on one acre, not fenced, and won't be. We're on the side of a mountain, with a smallish building plot, where our house is, a small garden, and our chicken coop/run. What I'm considering, is having a goat for the hill section, which is heavily overgrown, with thickets of briar patches and lots and lots of other weeds and stuff. Certainly lots and lots of greens to eat during spring, summer, and fall. Winter will be all the dead and dying stuff, mostly, though still some green. But I have questions about care, and strategy.... 1) The idea of briar patch control...I spent days out there clearing as much as possible back in April when we moved in, but wasn't ready for how much it would fill back in all summer. Would a single goat, on about 1/3 acre, have any effect? 2) Feeding...would the goat find the required amount of food by naturally grazing? 3) Can you tie up a goat to a tree? There is NO WAY to fence in the area for him. None. Is there anyway to keep a goat tied to a tree, maybe with 100+ feet of movement? Could switch him weekly/monthly to different trees, maybe? 4) Long tern strategy...way I see it, I could either own one long term, same goat over years, or...get one very early spring, let it feed and clear the area all summer long, and then sell it at a livestock auction in fall, so that caring for it during winter is not an issue. Next spring, rinse, repeat. 5) And lastly, are there any downfalls or benefits of goat ownership that I'm not considering?