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.
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!