geeseA gift from a stranger, our first three animals on the farm….


We answered an ad on the internet – “free geese for barter” and for a box of lemons and some conversation, we came home with three Toulouse geese, christened Roland, Béatrice and Solange. They have been a trial- much more complicated souls than chickens, but fascinating animals nonetheless.

At the moment that the deepest, darkest winter has passed, the girls begin to lay. With that action the promise of spring is on the horizon. Béatrice is now sitting tight and we check her throughout the day, waiting for the moment that fuzzy little grey heads peek up through her feathers. Then spring will truly be here.

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