The Slowcook at Spydog Farm The Slowcook at Spydog Farm


September 30th, 2014 · No Comments · Posted in farming


It was time to move the animals to fresh pasture and I found Tigger, our boy goat, rolling his head around in the grass. Apparently, he’d found something especially smelly he thought would impress his lady friends in our flock of sheep and snagged a bunch of it with his horns.

When he finally came up for air, this is what he looked like–a character out of “Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

Tigger’s in a bad way these days. It’s called the “rut.” All he thinks about is trying to have sex with the ewes. He follows them around all day, snorting and whimpering, huffing and puffing. To make himself more attractive, he pees on his face and legs. His male aroma is hard to miss.

The ewes are willing. They wag their tails when he sidles up to them. But nature does not favor this union. Sheep and goats are different species. Tigger is continuously frustrated in his advances.

Our girl goats, meanwhile, are grazing another area of the property. Little do they know what’s in store for them come November. Tigger–or should I say Puck–will have his day soon enough.

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