Sunday, May 9, 2010

The Geese Stop By

Like last year, we're starting to see more Canadian geese at the pond. Yesterday fourteen of them turned up. We've had two pairs that have been dropping by off and on for the past month, but this is a sudden escalation. You can see the goats are a little disturbed about it. For the most part, it's 'live and let live' around here, but the geese must have been standing somewhere the goats wanted to be, so they forced the issue a little...

...and the geese went into the water. They're beautiful to have around, but I have to say that they certainly are messy. We learned our lesson last year and don't feed them now, so they don't visit as often, and our pastures are less crowded with goose poop.

It was a beautiful evening. My husband fished for a bit, and I sat by the pond reading. Then we just watched the pond, soaking in the cool evening breeze after a 90's day, and felt very lucky.

May you all have many peaceful, happy evenings...

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  1. Tku for dropping by my blog and leaving a comment. I love the photograph of the geese and goat. I agree, geese are inclined to be very messy.

    You live in a very beautiful area. Reading a book by the lake sounds just so perfect.

    Our temperatures have been around 7C 44F, way to cold for this time of year. I am hoping that things will warm up soon and bring the garden to life.

  2. Thanks, Cheryl! That is WAY too cold. It was 64F this morning, and we thought that was too cold for this time of year.


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