The Buck Starts Here
I have been breeding, milking, and making cheese and soap with my dairy goats these past few years and it is a seasonal operation. The goats are only milked from the birth of their spring kids into the fall, and then they have the winter off to enjoy being fat, pregnant, and content. But that means a buck is key and every year that meant either a drive down to Common Sense Farm to drop off the goats to be bred by one of their bucks or to have a gentleman stay here for a while and serve the ladies. Last year a buck named Icon (or was it Saturn?) came for a few weeks and he did a fine job. But over the summer Common Sense sold that buck and the rest of their herd and now they are goatless until they buy in some new stock. So my buck well had run dry.
I did ask around with friends, locals, and even on Facebook here and there but the leads were either a hassle or meat breeds. Then I got a message from a teenager up north in Warrensburg that had a buck in need of a home. He was a LaMancha and a year old, up to date on all his shots and tags. His name is Dash, pretty fitting in its nearly reindeer sounding way, for the holidays ahead!
I'll try to get a better picture of the gent. Right now he stinks and has peed so much on his face and beard that he is missing a bit of hair. Besides that, he's the picture of smelly buck health. I'm glad he is here and glad that kidding won't start until May!