Monday, March 8, 2010
In my last post, I mentioned BB. He is a goat, that monster meant to eat the ears off of or at least taste them. BB stands for butcher boy, yes I know that is tasteless but I live in the country, on a little mini farm so there is that. We bought him from a friend who breeds boer goats. BB has a percentage of nubian, but is mostly boer. He is a meat goat and is two months old. We will fill a portion of our freezer with him, as well as with Lilliths kids (large brown nubian goat of ours). Just letting you all know who BB was.
In case anyone feels horror, really this isnt different than people who raise chickens for their freezers. Yes, we do that also. We are also buying a couple of cows to raise and have butchered. For an animal as large as a cow (aprox 1800 lbs at butcher time), we need someone else to do the job. For smaller meat animals, it makes more sense to do this ourselves. In attempting to homestead, we have to find ways to be self sufficient or we dont really have any point in this. If you still think I am terrible, I have a good friend who once named a goat Bob, for Kabob. So she at least, will be on my side in this...