Tag Archives: bucks

Heat

7 Oct

The girls are really starting to come into heat.

Antigone and Flora hanging out by the boys

Xerxes is getting a bit naughty and chasing poor Benji.  Hormones are evil things.

Xerxes, Freddie, and Benji

I did a bit of work on the fence to try and make sure we don’t end up with oopsie babies.

Xerxes and Flora

The boys are unfortunately rubbing their stink off on the girls.

Cinnamon with buck stink all over her face.

I also fixed the fence around the Love Shack.

I’ll have to put Frodo and Lemuel in there while we are breeding for spring break babies.

Lemuel and Frodo

It will just be a couple of weeks until I have to mix them.

Ready to Work

2 Sep

My bucks are ready to get to work.

Xerxes stalking Caroline along the fence

Freddie is such a sweet boy, but I have no desire to give him any loving right now.

“Come closer; I want to kiss you!” -Freddie

Freddie checking out Gemma

I’ve been trying to plan for next year’s kids.  Can’t believe it’s already time to start thinking about that.

Penelope

I think I mentioned that Reva is retiring this year, and Maisie is also retiring.

Maisie

I am excited to see what kids I get from Benji.

Benji

I actually have a spring break from work next year, so that will make things a bit easier.

The New Count

25 Aug

Once again the number of goats on the farm has changed and keeping track of everyone is still a challenge.

Haley in the middle of the herd

Now I have five goats in the north paddock.

Perdita and Chunky, Geo, Olaf and Swen

Thankfully, my three bucks are pretty constant.

Xerxes, Freddie, and Benji

Then there’s the kids in the main herd.  I am down to only seven spring break babies there.

Greta

Then there’s all eleven of my June kids.

Pretzel

Add that to the adult goats (44) in the main herd and that’s still a lot of goats to keep track of.

Ava

But it’s easier than it was a couple of weeks ago before I started selling kids, and hopefully another nine will be leaving the farm this weekend.  If you were adding, you should have come up with 70.