Love is in the air.
Blue New Zealand rabbits: I was hoping to post a sex tape of the rabbits, but apparently, they're not quite ready to mate. The male seems interested, but he doesn't do more than sniff at the doe's backside. It's possible he's not quite mature yet.
The reason I wanted to do a video of the mating is because it's quite possibly the most hilarious sex you'll ever see. I don't even want to describe it. You'll have to wait until it happens. But trust me, once you've seen rabbits mate, you'll never think about sex the same way again.
Goats: Old Barbecue is getting pretty randy. Lucy, the older doe seems to be in season, but I don't think Heidi is ready yet.
Meanwhile Barbecue is being totally disgusting. Male goats pee on themselves and in their mouths, then spread the scent wherever they can. It's totally gross. The first time I saw it, I just stood there aghast. I couldn't believe he peed in his mouth even though I'd been told it was common buck behavior.
I don't know if he's mated yet. But he's been serenading the does constantly. He even gets louder when I come out to their pen.
I'll leave you with a short video of his singing. ...and spare you the video of him peeing in his mouth.
Garden: It's a shame it's cooled off so fast, I may have to pull my warm weather vegetables into pots and grow them indoors, but at least the cabbage and cauliflower are happy. And the grasshoppers are nearly all gone. Finally!
Here's a shot of one of my watermelons. I didn't get too many, but they were absolutely delicious. Very sweet.
With any luck, both Heidi and Lucy will be bred this year. And then we wait for 150 days. Sometime in March, if all goes well, (and BBQ does his job) we should hear the pitter patter of little baby goats.
Birth, regardless of the species is nothing short of awesome. Have you ever seen an animal give birth?