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!