Tuesday, July 16, 2013

The Big "T"

It might be the heat...
(after all, it's been in the 90's with around 90% humidity).
It might be hormones (the big "T").
I can't say.

Our young Milford is acting rather strange these days.
I found him hanging out here several times in the past few days.

Yes, he's still living with Waldorf and Statler.
And the rest of the young roos are still hesitant about spending time out of doors.

Most days you can find Milford here...

But lately, he's been out on the ledge.

Odd, I know.
As I said before, his "tail" is still unfolding.
Stay tuned for more.

As for other weird behavior around the farm....
there has been a bit in the goat pens lately.
Odd, yes...
but very easily explained.

Our youngest buck (born this spring) is Andy.
And lately Andy is feeling rather randy.
His behavior is undeniably the result of the emergence of the big "T".

Yes, Andy has come of age and is under the influence of testosterone.
So much so, that he had to be moved in with the rest of the bucks,
and out of the yard with his mother and sister.

He now spends his days chasing the other bucks,
with stars in his eyes,
and love on his mind.

I've got to tell you, Chip, Fred, and Donald are not enamored with this behavior.
Not one bit!
They turn on their tails and give his a swift head butt when he
chases after them blubbering away as male goats do when in love.

His poor Mama, Missy, has been bleating her heart out...
crying for her long lost son.
We had to do it.
After all, we couldn't have him end up fathering his little brother,
now could we?

In the end, all will be for the best and will work out just fine,
but for now...
we remain in a state of "cattywhompus"...
as I said last week!


Kat @ Where the Sidewalk Ends said...

Awww, Milford. Looks like he has some stuff to figure out, right? Andy is such a gorgeous young buck. Thanks for sharing the photos and a slice of great life.

Lynne said...

Such fun to read . . . darn ole' "T" stuff messing around . . .

Country Gal said...

Animals are funny creatures ! Lovely photos . Hope all calms down soon lol ! Thanks for sharing and have a good day !

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

Poor confused boys will have to wait until next Spring.

missy said...

"Peeping Milford"..looking in windows.
Hope things settle down for everybody's sake..

Kris said...

Oh dear...that big T can be a bit pesky!!
xo Kris

Susannah said...

Can't stop laughing! You must spend a lot of time keeping "some' of the animals apart! LOLOlo!

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

I feel bad for Missy missing her son. I have learned so much from reading your blog. I never knew that a male goat would mate with his mother. You take such good care of your animals.

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