|Javert -- a buckling, or male.|
Another boy. Not what we were hoping for. We're not getting the females we need to start our milk operation. The Bear supposes we need to buy more female goats to give all the boys something to do and increase the odds. That would kick start the milk side, as opposed to the meat side.
The daddy was Wellington; the mommy Blanquette. Remember her? It seems like only yesterday they were born here in Zoar. This is our second generation. The other does came into the barn as soon as the door was opened and gathered around Blanquette and Javert (pronounced Ja-vair). Kind of cute.
Sorry, little boy, but you have a rendezvous with the Bear's dining room table. If you were a girl, you could look forward to a long and pleasant life as a milk goat. Life isn't fair.
If you're bummed by Javert's fate, here's a cute video of an adorable 8-year-old teaching how to milk a goat. You never know when that might come in handy.