We think that all of the goslings that have hatched to date will be it. We have two familys, the legals and the illegals. The legals had a total of 8 goslings, illegals had a total of 5. So, there was a total of 17 Canadian Geese. Yes I said was. The other night our neigbor came to cut the lawn and scared all of the goslings, Moms and Dads into the pond. They all swam to the other side of the pond got out and then quickly got back in because the neigbor was cutting the lawn on that side. So, after the terrifying experience the legals up and left. Now mind you they need to walk, one day old goslings can not fly. This has happened before when we have two families, but it still is a bit concerning. We are also a bit upset with our neighbor, we told him that they were down by the pond and usually he is great about that. He is a real outdoorsman, hunts, fishes, birdwatching, so I don't know what happen to him. So that is our story. The illegals are around all the time, teaching the babies the way of life, but I wish the others would return as well. More updates to follow I'm sure.
This morning I got my first real look at the new family. There are a total of eight goslings!! So cute, they can hardly stand but they are up and eating grass, Yummy!! Also, we discovered that we have a second family across the pond who has hatched about four, well that was what I could see. That family must have been here illegal, LOL because they kept themselves very hidden. Life at ginnysyard should prove to be interesting this Spring. Enjoy this day my friends.
Well, they hatched. Our resident pair, a.k.a Mr. & Mrs. Goose have been here for about 2 months. For the last month she has been sitting on her nest. Well yesterday we watched her, fussing and fixing. She just could not get comfortable. Well, now we know why. The goslings must have been pecking the eggs to get out. She even got off the nest to take a bath. She must have wanted to look good for the big event! LOL I only spotted one this morning, but I'm sure there are more. When we can we will get some pictures of the next generation.
Yep, that has been me since Sunday morning. Got hit with a very nasty stomach virus that sent me to the doctor's on Monday morning. Have to take antacids for 15 days, have had to be on the BRAT diet, Bananas, Rice, Applesauce, Toast. Today was the first morning I felt a bit hungry and ventured to have a bit of cereal with a splash of milk. I have lots of work (real job) to catch up on. Hope everyone has a great day. And stay healthy, cause you do not want what I had!!
Boy, not sure where this week has gone! I was busy with work (my real job), tax time and with my company not having a home office, except in my home. Alot of time was spent on the phone with the company accountant. But, that is done for another six months or so. So, what is everyone's plans for the weekend? We are going to meet up with a couple of friends tomorrow for lunch. We are going to Lahaska, PA, just outside of New Hope. Wish the weather was going to be better, sounds like it will be raining just as we gather for lunch. Oh well, can't change Mother Nature. It does sound like it will be nice for Palm Sunday though. If it is, I think that we will be hauling inventory out of our sheds to see what we have to sell. We have shows now booked through August, yikes we better find stuff in those sheds. Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.
Yes, we are off to another Antiques Show. This one is not too far from our home. It is in New Hope, Pa. It is our four year doing this show. Easy load in (even in the rain,ugh), we have six hours if we need it to set-up, free coffee and donuts to help us along. It is a one day show, Saturday April 9th and it benefits the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. Admission is $5.00. Location is Eagle Fire Hall,Rt.202 and Sugan Road, New Hope, PA. So, if you are in the area, please stop in, we would love to see you. Have a great weekend.
Could Spring be here? At 7:45 p.m. the birds were still singing. I think it can only mean one thing. SPRING has sprung. First day of Trout season, and my great nephew caught four nice size trout. Birds singing, boys fishing, doesn't get too much better then that in my book. Also, new header picture, Early Spring at ginnysyard.
Yes, we did get snow, yes, it is wet,heavy snow. It was snowing at 5:30 a.m. this morning but it did not start sticking until about 8:00 a.m. and then boy oh boy did it come down. It just raining now, and it is damp and gray. Not very festive for April Fool's Day!! Les and I are going to the Lehigh Valley Auto Show this afternoon. This is not something that we normally do, but Les said he would like to go and walk around, exercise will do us good. So, that is where we are headed in a little while, hope everyone has a great weekend. Enjoy the Spring weather, LOL