Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Goosey Goosey Gander


This Saturday we brought home two new additions to our 'family'...little male and female goslings. Unfortunately they were 'straight run' which for those who don't know means that you don't know if they are male or female. The fellow at the store and I figured that the larger ones might be males and the smaller ones the females so with that idea I picked out two that I liked. We've never had geese before so this will be a learning experience and hopefully a good one. We have a little female Shih Tzu that thinks she's a lion (if you've read my earlier post on her you'll know what I'm talking about!). She loves to chase the chickens so we thought getting a rooster would put her in her place. Nope...she had the rooster on the run in no time! So...I had heard that ganders will protect their mates...plus they're pretty big(eventually) so now I'm hoping that one day down the road if the two shall meet...that Chelsea will be put in her place once and for all!




In the meantime...we are trying to pick the perfect names for these two little 'fluff balls'. I've been racking my brain trying to come up with a good old English name for each of them but I'm at a loss! The best names I could come up with have been Simone and Garfunkle (Note to self-change to Simon if she turns out to be a male!). If they were ducks I'd name one of them Mrs Puddleduck...I think that's such a cute name. If you think you have a name we might like please send it along...we'd love to see it!



 


Aren't they just the cutest little fluff balls!

13 comments:

Melissa said...

Maura, they are adoreable! We fell in love with the baby ducklings at our local Tractor Supply Store, and were very tempted to bring a few home, but resisted. Our labs live to chase the geese and ducks on our pond, and it would be a gamble to try and raise babies. The only name that popped into my head was Mother Goose... from the fairy tales. But, I like the names you came up with - Simone and Garfunkle are too cute! : ) Melissa

bj said...

OH, I think you just named them yourself...
"Fluff" and "Ball"...:) They are waaay cute.

Thanks so much for commenting on my place..I am so happy to meet you. You have an adorable blog and your farm house is SO precious. I can't wait to go thru some of your back posts and see more of your charming home.
Please come back to see me sometime...and I sure will be back here. I am signing up to follow so I can keep up with you. Seems Blogland is getting so big, I stay lost most of the time.
Good luck with the baby ducks, be they male or female!! :))

bj said...

I just saw your hutch full of blue and whites and then the white one with the white dishes..thought about taking photos of mine, too, and sending them to you because they look a LOT like YOURS. We have the same taste, it seems. Couldn't find an email address, tho. ANYWAY, it's been fun looking thru your past posts.

Pondside said...

Very cute, indeed!
We had two Muscovy ducks a few years ago - they're nearly as big as geese. They were named Sophie and Maurice. Please feel free......otherwise how about Harriet and Henry or Percy and Penelope.....or Jane and Gerald? Have fun!

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hello Melissa ...yes I think you made the right decission about not getting the ducklings since your Labs love to chase the wild ducks and geese! What a wonderful place for Labs to live...I bet they swim everyday it's warm enough. Dog Heaven! Well at least you can enjoy the wild birds. I hope you have a wonderful day. Maura

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hello BJ...so good to see you! I love your blog too...have done for quite a while actually..it's right up my alley! Looking forward to seeing more of your photo's too..I LOVE your decorating style. I hope you have a wounderful day BJ. Maura

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hello Pondside! Good to see you again. Oh my I can see your ducks loving that pond in your header...just beautiful. OH MY...I think I'm in love with the names Penelope and Percy...very British and that's what I was looking for...THANK YOU! I hope you have a wonderful day...and that it has quit raining on the Island. Best wishes....Maura

Beatnheart said...

Wow that sidebar is filling up with more and more animals and birds and things... I like the names that you came up with!! ( or Lucy and Ricky, Fred and Ethyl, Sonny and Cher...Hope all is well down on the farm my fine friend...Take good care, cynthia

Millie said...

Geese are definitely protective. My gander actually attacked the almost 3000 pound ox to protect his mate on their nest. He grabbed the ox's side and was hanging there. Poor ox. It hurt his feelings and his side.

They are adorable babies. They look like African geese. Did they tell you what kind they were?

Shirley said...

Your blog reminds me of my living on the farm during my childhood. I would love to live in the country now, if they would let me. We had lots of animals, but dad would never let us have geese. I am playing catchup on reading tonight before I go to bed. We have had storms all around us today and so far we have been lucky. The temperature dropped really fast.
Enjoy the rest of your week.

Amy @ Homestead Revival said...

Oh, they're darling! I'm thinking I need some! Got to get this house sold soon so I can move on to more animals and projects! Enjoy your new fowl friends!

Catherine said...

I love geese,i have seen some in the fields and they look so nice.Since i watch your blog ,i want hens and geese again!I like to sit watching them, i think it's very relaxing.And i love to collect the eggs!

Rural Revival said...

I'm with Amy, I need some too! They are SO adorable!! : )

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...