South African Boer Bok

Autumn Olive Farms is a family based operation in Augusta County. We have a dual focus model with a singular commitment to the health and wellness of the land, animal and the consumer. We raise the beautiful South African Boer Bok as an environmentally sound method to combat the invasive plant species problem while producing one of the finest and healthiest meats in the world right here in the Shenandoah Valley. The combination of the worlds premier, purpose bred and standardized meat goat with the fantastic forage base of invasive species here in the Valley provides a win-win situation for the land, its owner and the consumer.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

The scent of Romeo...

Clay and I were doing our evening herd check and noticed that the does were super affectionate.  They were crowding all around us and leaning into us to be petted and rubbed. Even the does who usually don't want to have anything to do with us were behaving this way. It seemed a bit odd to see this over affection they were displaying.  
Then it occurred to Clay why they were behaving that way.  Prior to checking the does we checked the bucks and noticed that Romeo needed his hooves trimmed.  Needless to say that when you trim his hooves you have to touch him and when you touch him his "essence" gets on you.  Yes, the girls smelled the scent of Romeo.  "O Romeo, Romeo wherefore art thou Romeo?" is what they were saying.  Not to worry, they will get to see him and our other buck, The Hardy Boy in about a month.  That will be too much to blog about!   
The Band of Bucks - "Skipper", "Romeo" and "The Hardy Boy"
"The Hardy Boy" and "Romeo"

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