Tag Archives: geese

Dwindling Bird Population

9 Feb

I have very few birds left on my farm.  I have the two peacocks.  Both of my hens were really old and have succumbed to the crazy weather.

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I’ve lost more geese to the coyotes.  I finally got the remaining six into the chicken coop.   It’s too small of a space, but it’s the only way I can protect them right now.

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Sadly, there’s plenty of room for birds in the coop because I’ve lost more hens.

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I think I finally have taken care of the predators, but I only have nine hens (and the three nasty roosters) left.

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It’s been a bit disheartening not to be able to keep my birds safe.

I do hope you’ll come back to join me for Friday’s Hunt.  I have this week’s list at the top of my side bar.

Geese Like Treats Too

17 Jan

When I gave my yard goats pumpkin the other day, I also put one in the barnyard for the geese.

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They were happy about that.

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When the goats came back up from pasture, Casey was quick to find the leftovers!

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I helped little Ava find it too.

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I think she liked it!

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I really need to give them some more.

I hope you’ll come back to join me for Friday’s Hunt.  I have this week’s items at the top of my side bar.

Ice Storm

16 Jan

We had an ice storm warning starting last night and going through midnight tonight.  I had a snow day from work, and I hoped to have lots of lovely ice images to share with you, but it has rained all day.  We’ve had a lot of rain.

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I did not want to try walking on the ice with an umbrella in one hand and a camera in the other, so by the time I went out to take pictures, it wasn’t very pretty.

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I did still find some ice clinging to leaves and summer’s thistles.

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Beneath the rain, there is still a solid layer of ice making it quite dangerous to walk.

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I have to admit, I laughed at a goose trying to walk across the ice.  Poor baby was slipping and sliding and plopping down on its belly before it finally made it back to a safe area to walk.  You know it’s slippery when the geese can’t walk because they have those little claws to help them grip (see on the lifted foot).

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Red thought he’d be brave and try walking on the ice.  I expected him to look like Disney’s Bambi.

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He got smart and decided he was not about to go any further.  He hurried back to maa, Harley, and had a quick nursing to make him feel better about almost getting out on the ice (we’re discussing the need to wean him).

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Some of the goats got brave and tried to go out to pasture to eat.  I guess they didn’t trust me to feed them or something.  Vixen didn’t look too happy with walking back up the lane.

Vixen and Cutie

Vixen and Cutie

Cutie did pretty good on it though.  I was impressed.

I do hope you’ll come back to join me for Friday’s Hunt.  This week’s items are listed at the top of my side bar.