No I am not a pirate, I am mad. We were planning on having 9 does/ewes to kid/lamb. We decided to not breed the sheep, I don't know why though. Our two July doelings are too young so we are waiting. Now, I see Nellie and Breeze in heat. I had seen them wag their tails a few times in the past, but now they are both in raging heat! ARGHHHH!!!!! Last year all we got was two kids [good thing they were does] from one doe. We were supposed to have three does kid, Daisy, Nellie and Hannah. Daisy kidded, Nellie aborted, and Hannah wasn't bred. But now the best does in the herd are in heat! Nellie is the CAE Nubian doe. We have had bad luck with her, first she aborted, then has CAE, and now in not bred. The other is very expensive Alpine Breeze. We bought her bred early last November. Then about 5-6 weeks later she came in heat. So at 7-8 at night we drove with a scared doe in our van, yes our family van to her previous owner to get bred again. So we left her their 2 days. Her old owner said she wasn't going to be home when we pick her up, but to just go in the barn and get her. Fine. When we get there, their guard dog German Shepard just about attacked us! It was like when they were trapped in their car in Cujo? Well about 6 weeks later she in in heat. Now I only have 3 does kidding. Stella a boer cross who I wish wasn't bred, Daisy a nupine, and Hannah with mastitis, who could die. I dought it though, the vet directed us to. We may be able to take Breeze back to the buck again, she is going to have very valuable kids. But Nellie may be too late. I don't wan't to bother the buck's owner. She, a younger woman, and her dad, have over 40 dairy cattle, 120 goats, and she has a day job. The 120 goats is said to triple after kidding season, which has started for her. You can probably see why I don't want to bother them. I am so mad, but I can't really be mad at anyone. We can hopefully buy a buck soon. I'll have to talk my parents into it. My dad says we have to make some money with goats first. I said he shouldn't have a say because he doesn't know half my 8 goats names, and none of their breeds. I don't quite know what my mom thinks about the idea. I have been searching breeders lately. My parents don't really understand the importance of confirmation, bloodlines, show records, LA, DHIR, milk records, etc. So it will be hard to convince them into a good buck. I am quite mad at the moment. Thanks for letting me vent. ARGHHHHHHH!!!!! Sorry.