We had goats in California, just a few less than we have now. . . right now we have about 45, in CA we had 25-30. We did not have much property, but we lived in the middle of nowhere so we would let our goats out and watch them browse for a few hours. Nobody cared and we saved some on feed. The only time of year when there was a fair amount of "growth" was in the Spring time. Most Springs there were tons of wildflowers and and a small amount of grass and sage. For the rest of the year, there was just dry sage and bushes. The picture below was taken in the Spring. Oh, and no trees really!
We brought about 25 goats from CA with us here to Oklahoma. First of all, we got a LOT more property and it was all goat fenced. The difference was/is amazing. There is good pasture for probably 9 months out of the year, and we can let the goats run on it all day long. The picture below was taken shortly after we moved to OK in the summer of 2008.