So, I have been clipping goats, removing the long hair to make them cooler. Yesterday I did three, leaving me with two more today and I will be done! Well, I decided to start with the 6 month old doe. She turned out so lovely! All the does have been in heat (ready to reproduce), but I didn’t think she was. She wasn’t too happy about the clipping, but we got her done.
After clipping the girl, I decided it was time to do the shaggy buck and see what was under all that hair. He’s normally a shy buck, but when he saw me coming his only thought was “girls!” and he ran for the barn. It dissapointed him terribly to get on the stand for clipping! 🙂
Anyway, I got busy, starting at his tail and working forward. All was well until I got near his face. He started snorting and flapping his tongue, then he pee’ed! Ewww!! It would seem my apron smelled very like the doeling I had just done, and she must have been in heat. The whole time I was clipping his neck and face he was snorting, huffing, and spitting at me! From now on I do believe I will to the boys first. 🙂 Oh, and he turned out lovely, even if I was covered in spit!