Back in April I think it was... I posted on the two little goslings that we had just brought home (you can see that post( here ). I named them Percy and Priscilla.
They were the cutest little things...all yellow and gray fluff balls who took to my husband and I quickly.
They followed me everywhere I went.
Well now they're nearly all grown up...they're no longer little yellow and gray fluff balls!
They don't like my new garden shoes or my hat.
But they're still cute. To me.
I wasn't so sure I was going to like geese but it was love at first sight for me. Now I go out several times a day just to sit and visit with the geese and watch their goosey antics.
Percy giving the cats a piece of his mind and he'd like a little piece of them too!
Priscilla joins in
Priscilla is the more outgoing of the two. She's the first one to chase the cats (they don't like the cats AT ALL or dogs for that matter) They're also very protective of me and if any of the chickens come around when I'm visiting them..they better look out!
When visitors come they're not too friendly...you can tell they don't like these other 'critters' with their Momma but so far they haven't pinched anyone.
Every night the chickens go into their coop by themselves although sometimes I have to go chase in the odd straggler. The geese however do NOT go into the barn by themselves. Every evening around the same time I have to round them up then starting with Percy...pick them up and put them in for the night. Percy is getting quiet heavy.
If he keeps this up I'll need a wheel barrow to get him into the barn!
The hardest part is keeping him in the barn until I go back for Priscilla
he sometimes get's upset that she's not there with him.
I hate the thought of what would happen if we lost one of them.
I think the survivor would pine away for the other.
This is a picture of a full grown African Goose
Males can get up to 20 pounds!
Percy is getting the bulge on his upper beak, Priscilla has a bit of a bump but not much of one.
Morning time here on the farm is pretty exciting.
First the dogs to out. Then we head over to the coop to let the chickens out.
That's always a noisy time as everyone wants to get out the little chicken door at the same time!
Then I head to the barn for the geese.
OH BOY do we LOVE to be let out!
Percy is the first one...he starts flapping his wings and then they're both running like they're going to take off.
WOOHOO I yell every morning as they do this. I think they like it because they run back to me.
Most every time I go out to visit with them I ask them if they want to FLY
and we all take off running (YES...me too...and I flap my arms) (I never professed to be sane) and they usually pass me on the 'runway'.
My husband says one day he's going to get a picture of us doing that.
Hmm....I don't think so.
I hope you have a WONDERFUL Monday!