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Venise’s Post: EB Gets Knocked Up

Today we picked up EB from her new boyfriend’s farm, Hidden Circle Farm, the same farm where we purchased Dozer. Dozer has always done so well in his confirmation classes and he is such a friendly, lovable goat we choose a buck at Hidden Circle to father EB’s first kids.   Two weeks prior to dropping EB off we had been presenting EB with a buck rag – a rag that has been wiped all over a buck and has the lingering buck scent. I had never smelled a buck in rut before I went to pick up the rag. I heard they smelled terrible but it wasn’t as bad as I had thought it smelled like a REALLY strong goat cheese. For those who are unfamiliar a buck will pee on himself in order to attract a female goat. Generally the oh so tempting smell of buck goat pee is apparently enough to set a female goat in heat. As we presented EB with the buck rag we watched for signs of heat (tail wagging, vocalization  urinating, ect). The only real change we noticed was EB did pee once when presented with rag. Since this was my first time trying to observe heat signs I decided I had better just take EB to the buck so I didn’t miss our opportunity. It only took a few days before the buck “Razz” was observed “covering” AKA “doing the deed” with EB. We picked up EB today and boy does she smell GOOD (totally kidding).  We are hoping she took but will be watching closely and if we notice any signs of her being back in heat we will take her back to the buck. We will keep the blog updated!

Razz

A wife, mom, farmer, HR lady, blogger and dreamer who loves simple goodness like the small of fresh cut hay, bread baking in the oven and kisses.

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