Thursday, August 1, 2013


My little baby buckling needed to go bye bye. He has been hogging up the milk for the last two months and now is obsessed with mating with his mother. Not good!!! So I put him for sale on Craigslist at a price that everyone else had on their bucklings. Well no response so I lowered the price about $15 and put on the ad that I would also trade him for a trio of meat rabbits, still no response. Panic started to set in, he has to go and quick! We started discussing eating him. As "homesteaders" we need to be able to eat any animal we can't sell so it only seemed logical. Except he was my first baby and as many of you know much anticipated LOL and I loved that little guy. The hubs wanted to eat him but didn't want to kill him or butcher him, I think he loved him too. Here comes the TMI. The hubs talks to numerous people about it, I watched a gazillion videos, and by the end of the night my brain hurt. The fact is we got goats for milk not meat so we weren't mentally prepared for that. I lowered my price another $20 and a few hours later baby boy was gone. It broke my heart to see him go but I'm so relieved he won't be able to impregnate his mamma and guess what! I'm back in milk!!!!!!!