The goaties are 18 months old and ready to become the dairy goats that they were bred to be. Before there can be milk and cheese, however, there must be a buck and, five months later, some baby kids! Since we don’t want to live with a stinky and (if you ask me) ugly buck all year, Meels and Blueberry will have to settle for a very quick and unromantic date. If these two are as fertile as goats are reputed to be, that’s all it will take.
I’ve put in a call to the Nigerian breeder that I bought the goaties from who has a buck or two that are unrelated. In the meantime, maybe I could enroll them on a goat-dating site. Maybe there’s a fruitful-flock.com, caprine-match.com, or goat-harmony.com. Of course, I’d post this photo taken when they were younger and thinner and had less facial hair!
Meels and Blueberry
“God's blessing on your children, the crops of your land, the young of your livestock, the calves of your herds, the lambs of your flocks." DEUTERONOMY 28:4