Saturday, January 5, 2013

Goatucation Makes a Return - Fixing the Bucks

Goatucation is making a return for today. There were quite a few questions when I showed you that the twins had to go to jail when Louise erm, wanted to dance the rhumba with Luke.

This is not going to be a fun Goatucation but it will answer all of the questions.  As you know there seem to be a lot of little boy goats born on the Farm. When the male person bought Luke the goat from his Farm he came from a Farm where there were a lot of boy goats and he asked the lady if that meant Luke would make boy goats. She swore up and down that he would not.

She lied.

Luke has been here 2008 and he has danced a lot of rhumbas. The only girl goats have been Emily and Thelma and Louise. So that leaves the male person with a lot of buck fixing to do. And he growls a lot every time another little buckling appears.

We cannot have a lot of bucks on the Farm and bucks are hard to place. On the other hoof, wethers (a fixed, male goat) make very nice lawn mowers and excellent pets. So the male person and publicist do something called "banding" the little boy goatlings. It is not their favorite job but it has to be done. Not everything is fun on a Farm.

It bothers the little guys for about 10 - 15 minutes and then they are back to bouncing around and annoying us older goats as kids are wont to do. If the male person erm, misses the buckling can maintain his "buckiness" and that is what happened with Bruce and Clarence. They think it is because they were smaller than average. Nothing more can be done at this point. This presents a problem because they now spray and do things that a buck would do so they cannot be placed as pets.

The male person and publicist are not sure of what is going to happen right now. These are some of the hard decisions that come with having goats.

They will stay here for a while yet so you will get to see them grow a bit more. They will just have to go to jail when their nanny wants to dance the rhumba!


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