Saturday, January 17, 2009

We have a visitor!

Meet Cowboy who has come over to play with our girls! We are borrowing him from some kind folks who live nearby. The plan is to have babies here early this summer because we are going to be milking our goats. It's been rather funny watching the goatie introductions. Male goats aren't the most suave creatures. His form of greeting involves curling his lip and blowing raspberries at the girls. He also likes to lick them in places that we won't mention. They spend their time dashing away from him and looking at me as if to say, What have you done to us? Now let me say, everything you hear about goats and smell is thanks to boy goaties! Whew...he has an aroma--to put it nicely! Our girls don't smell at all. That's one reason if you only have a couple goats, you don't bother getting a boy goat. They smell and you have to pen them up far away from the ladies or the smell can taint the milk when you are milking them. So Cowboy is "visiting" our girls for the next several weeks to give them plenty of time to make acquaintances.

So far, the girls have been less than impressed. If someone goes in the pen, they spend their time trying to position themselves with said person between them and Cowboy. I could hardly get pictures of them because they wanted to glue themselves to me. He, on the other hand, has been loving it. He chases them around and makes the funniest sounds-barking, growling, raspberries, you name it--all the typical sounds that would attract any reasonable female to a potential mate! I think maybe some flowers or chocolates might have gone a ways towards improving introductions...

Maybe the girls will forgive me... Look at their faces.



On the other hand, who could resist this? Notice the tongue hanging out?

"Wait! Where are you going? What do you mean he's staying?"

4 comments:

Patrice Farmer January 17, 2009 at 4:23 PM  

I wish you luck in having babies!!!

TiLT January 17, 2009 at 7:22 PM  

That is hilarious! I love the looks on all their faces.
Best of luck - hope his wooing works :)

Dana (the Homesteading Housewife) January 18, 2009 at 12:22 PM  

Beautiful!!
**sigh** I miss my goats!

Peggy January 26, 2009 at 1:10 PM  

I loved seeing the photos! Thank goodness we are at the end of kidding season! We had the"courtship" thing going on in the summer and fall. The girls seem to hate me for bringing a stinky male around them but after a couple of days they were "in love" ! LOL Can't wait to see your baby goats!

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I am a thirty-something mother of two girls and a boy ranging from preschool to middle school. My husband and I keep working and reworking on our goal of raising our family healthier. Our house is a constant work under construction--adding on and remodeling. We're happy to have bought our property a few years ago, but as any homeowners know, owning a home just adds to your list of projects and chores because there's always improvements to be made and maintenance to be done. On our burgeoning homestead, we have chickens, guineas, a few goats, and our most recent additions-rabbits.

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