There’s a great many stories happened since I last posted; life sort of got away on me. Some might make it into print at a later date, some were just the bumph of living, but this one is right up to date: Miss Marilyn’s gone a’wooing.
Last year’s lockdown put paid to our goatie girls kidding/milking plans for the season and so this year we decided we’d get ourselves sorted in a timely manner. One of our dreams at our former Homestead was to have our very own buck but a rethink (basically bucks are smelly, their presence at milking is said to taint the milk, and they can get really bulshy) had us deciding to keep our own ram instead (not smelly, we don’t milk the sheep, and they’re not quite as devilishly cunning) and outsource for our buck requirements. But to who?
In the end, having decided the breed we were keen on introducing to the herd, a personal ad was placed on the appropriate facebook page (NZ Goat Talk) – with an accompanying photograph, of course.
Marilyn’s missive had barely flittered off into the ether before the offers started pinging in. King Rupert of Brooklands was the one who finally won her favour being the right breed and pretty irresistible himself.
And so it was our Marilyn and a couple of bales of Homestead hay (the asking price) were loaded into the back of The Farmer’s
pride and joy ute and the hour long trip was undertaken. We pick her up again in 42 days time and while it’s always hard to wave goodbye, Rupert’s humans are likeminded folk who seemed as taken with Marilyn as we are with Rupert. They even sent us a photo of the happy couple the following morning.
Here on the Homestead it’s a case of while the cat’s away
Marilyn will have to get the whip out on her return!
14 thoughts on “Marilyn’s Gone A’Wooing”
I hope all’s well that ends well.
Im trying not to count my chickens…
Marilyn is very very nice 🤗🤗🤗
Thank you! We think so…and so does she😁😂
A touching tale. I hope that you will get a good return on your hay investment..
Straight from the pages of Mills and Boon😁 We hope so, too
Rupert is so handsome, with a mix like that the kids will be gorgeous, as all kids are. Who says the animal family don’t have personality, lol. keeps us there pets busy. I hope all ends well.
Should give us a heap of pretty, a decent milking goat, and keep our freezer happy as well…if it all pans out
Hi, I was wondering if part of the fee for Rupert’s services is a kid if more than one is born or a few litres of milk or kilos of cheese?
Nothing definite, but if it proves successful its certainly on the cards
I hope this works out well for all concerned. Marilyn is certainly a stunner! I just love her hay fascinator 😀
Anything for attention! She’s got to be the one everyone’s looking at. The paddock is very different without her.
I’m sure it is! 🙂