War in the Back Forty

There is a war being waged in the Back Forty.  (nobody was injured in the war) It’s not what I was expecting when I went for a walk with the goats this evening.  I saw the pair of Canada geese hanging out again.  I was surprised that they were brave enough to let me get close to them.

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It wasn’t long before the goats began browsing by them.  My goats are used to geese, so they really didn’t even pay any attention to them, but the geese were getting a bit peeved that the goats had entered their territory.

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Without warning, they launched an attack on poor, unsuspecting Joani.  She fled in fear.  Geese 1. Goats 0.

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Joe, being the wise goat she is, decided she was not about to engage in battle; she merely gave them the goat stare of death, and they gave up.  Geese 1. Goats 1.

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Soon, they found their next victim, Muffin.

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Muffin quit browsing and prepared to engage the enemy.

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And this melee goes to the goats as well!  Geese 1.  Goats 2.

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The geese were not about to give up though, and they flanked Muffin on both sides.

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Suddenly, it was a surprise attack!

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Casey stood watching behind the battle lines, grateful he was not about to receive the wrath of the goose, but who was she after?  Was it Muffin again?

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No!  It was a surprise attack on Blaze!

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The Canada geese took their place of victory on the old log.  Today, they had won the battle, but they haven’t won the war.

Sharing with Alphabe-Thursday for the letter W.  W is for War.

Spring Birds

When I’ve been in pasture this past week, I’ve been keeping my eyes open for morel mushrooms.  I haven’t found any, but I swear I’m probably looking up when I should be looking down.  I dont’ want to miss any birds either.

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I’m pretty sure I’ve missed a lot of great birds.  I’ve seen a male pheasant hanging around, but I never have my camera when I’m close enough to get a passable shot.

Sharing with Wild Bird Wednesday.

Birds in the Pasture

When I was in the pasture earlier in the week, I saw this little bird on the fence.  I couldn’t tell what it was with the light behind it, so I was glad when it flew to the other side of me.

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Didn’t help me figure out what it is though.  Anyone have a clue what it is?

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While I was photographing it, I heard geese.  They weren’t even mine.

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It’s the first Canada geese I’ve seen this fall.  I’m afraid we’re going to have another early winter.

Sharing with Bird d’Pot

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