Tuesday, March 13, 2012

When a Billy Goat Jumps the Fence

This is Domino. He's the original "Big Daddy" of our farm. He's like a 200 pound, sweet, bottle raised puppy dog. His only shortcoming is his billy goat stink.

  We keep our (3) Billy goats in separate pens, usually with several "wives" to keep them company. They are located quite a ways from the milking area because goat milk picks up off-odors easily.

   One morning I woke up to find Domino in the milking pen with my milking nannies. I found him there first thing in the morning and he seemed to be quite enamored with one of the females. I put him back into his pen across the farm, thankful that there was only one doe that might have been in heat.
Or so I thought! Five months minus one day later this is the result:


Vermont Snow
Satin and Black Patent
 The last one was born this morning. I hope.
What time is it When a Billy Goat Jumps the Fence? Time to put up a higher fence or a hotter wire.

1 comment:

  1. Wow! Marcy, Can he read? He certainly seems to have taken the commandment to heart!

    Genesis 1:22 G-d blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the water in the seas, and let the birds increase on the earth.” 23And there was evening, and there was morning—the fifth day.
    24And God said, “Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: livestock, creatures that move along the ground, and wild animals, each according to its kind.” And it was so. 25 God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock[read: Domino the Big Billy Goat] according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.