Sunday, October 4, 2009

Looking for Love.

It seems that the lovely, sweet, little girl goats that I just bottle fed this spring are now all grown up and 'looking for love' ... in order to start 'families' of their own. I knew this day would come soon ... as all my goat books told me so ... but I was a bit caught of guard when I let them out to play yesterday and they began 'mounting' each other. My goat books tell me that when this happens (and after they reach 100 lbs) ... that it is time to find them a mate (usually in the fall) ... in order to have spring kids.

So, it is now time to search for a handsome Nubian buck for my sweet Emily & Me. I have never done such a thing before. I have a few ideas ... but this is totally new territory. I plan to 'rent' said buck for as long as needed ... but have no intention of keeping one. Male goats are far too much work for me. But what a concept eh? To rent a male for the purposes of breeding? Gives me a chuckle really!

I am thinking that I will plan a trip today to a local Nubian farmer and see if I can rent a buck. And not just any buck ... he will have to be the Prince Charming of goats for my sweet girls.

And here is their honeymoon suite ...

Wish me luck!


P.S. If you happen to know some Nubian Farms in the Bangor, Maine area ... please pass their names along. Thank you!


Tara Rison said...

So funny! I wish I could help, but we have no noteworthy goats in my area. In fact, we have no goats at all in the suburbs.

Oh, how I long for the country!

Jodi Renshaw said...

Thanks Tara ;)

kim @ mommyknows said...

Horny goats! HA

Life is always throwing us surprises, eh?

Great photos. I love the red of the honeymoon suite. The perfect barn red.

Organic Meatbag said...

awwwww...goats! Goats need lovin' too...hehehehe