So, Bonita is Gone (romantic weekend away)
Anyway, I asked if all their does were bred and Othniel explained that they were, or nearly. Since we both have indoor areas for our goats to breed comfortably (with the addition of headlamps and night watches) I am not worried about snow on the ground during the birthing process, specially with three kids under my belt from last year! So a late February birth is okay with me.
Bonita has been showing signs of being in heat, super friendly attitude combined with plenty of lip smacking, and excess bleating. The day I came back from showing an Indie Day guest around Common Sense's Dairy operation she nearly crawled on top of me at the smell of buck on my sleeve. Timing is everything when it comes to successful breeding, so I asked if I could bring Bonita down to their farm for a romantic weekend away. Othniel shrugged and said they could take her right there and then, and they did. Ida, her daughter, did not complain. She had her head sniffing around the chicken feeder and was jumping on hay bales when Bonita hit the open road.
So that story has started over again. Bonita is dry now and no milk is coming out of this farm. Yet there's a promise of a full udder in the spring, thanks to goat sex. I sent my girl away on a truck for a few days. I'm not worried about her at all. Bonita is a brick house of sass and savvy. I am a little worried about their young buck though… That's a lot of woman for a guy who just started pissing on his face.