Mom's a Genius Update: Exciting news for two local businesses

(WXYZ) - We have updates on how one company is now "goatscaping" and another is thinking outside the box when it comes to a childhood favorite.

We introduced you to Amy McIntire and her business City Girls Soap last spring, where she uses milk from her female goats in her all natural skin products.

After some male goats were born this spring, she started a new part of her business called "goatscaping".

"Goatscaping is a service we provide where we will bring out a herd of goats to public, private, municipal properties, and they can clear the unwanted brush, poison iv, wild grapes instead of using man power," says Amy. "And you're saving on fossil fuels and helping the earth and hugging a goat."

Another business we showed you back in April was Walkie Chalk by Shauna Damman. It has only been one year since Shauna grabbed a broken rake, zipties and chalk and came up with her first version of the product which allows you to play with sidewalk chalk standing up.

In April they launched a Kickstarter campaign to bring the product to market. Within four days, they were fully funded.

"Well plans for the company right now is to get in hopefully five to seven national retailers and then start to extend the product line and come up with some new items and we'll go from there," says Shauna.

Walkie Chalk is offering a 15% coupon good for purchase on their website using the code: CHALKWXYZ through the end of August.

Watch the video player above for more information on these two businesses.