This past Saturday was a beautiful calm sunny day.....then the skies turned black and we got hit with driving rain and hail. All the animals ran for cover....so did we. Later the sun came out and we slowly made our way outside again to check on the garden and jump puddles. I noticed a puddle in the chicken/goose pasture so I lead the goslings out to it to see what they'd do. It wasn't very deep but they seemed to like it. Then Pricilla took off skidding across the water on her belly! Hmmm I wondered what she'd do if she could get into a pond....so yesterday my 'farmboy' got on the tractor and used the backhoe to dig a little pond for them. It's not too deep as we don't want to have an accident with the chickens. I pulled the hose over and filled it and then brought the goslings over. At first they didn't do much...I didn't blame them as it was a muddy mess ...not exactly what I'd call call a 'pond' with nice clean water and grass growing around it. It was a MUD HOLE. Well...what do I know.
Pricilla was the first one to step in the water....then Percy put his toes in....then the preening started. Oh boy did we preen! And we preened and preened and preened.
I figured they weren't really interested in the 'pond' after all...they were more interested in their 'looks' than the water. Finally Pricilla walked in until her feet came off the bottom...then all HELL broke loose!
She was SO HAPPY....she started diving and swimming around so fast that she was scaring the chickens who had come over to watch and the cats went up tree's to get away from what ever monster was in that water.
LOL 'Farmboy' and I just stood there and laughed....she was in 'pond heaven'!!!
Percy finally got in but he didn't get as excited as she did...at least not then.
Finally Pricilla got out and started preening herself again and I guess that was Percy's chance to have the pond to himself. He started swimming and spashing diving under the water...he just couldn't get enough of that water on his feathers!!!
Oh My where 'we' happy! Just before all the action started I ran into the house and got my camera...I'm so glad I did. If geese could smile I'm sure they'd have been grinning from ear to ear. I know 'farmboy' and I were.
Finally it was time to head back to the coop for a bite to eat and a rest.
It was a good day.