Mama Goose

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I thought I would show you all Mama Goose on her nest. She is nesting on the little island on our pond. Somewhere close to her but invisible to us is Mama Duck. From what we can figure, they both starting setting at about the same time. We look forward to seeing babies soon.

The girls and I had a fun day yesterday. Julie does have to start wearing glasses though. The eye doctor called them part time glasses. He said for her to wear them when she was doing school, reading, doing computer work, etc. To which I said well, that’s pretty much full time glasses. But anyway, she was just glad they didn’t put drops in her eyes. She was SO dreading that. After the eye appointment we went to Goodwill, Wal-Mart, Barnes and Noble, Home Depot and Lowes. We were looking for a certaincolor of stain for outside but we couldn’t find the color wehave always used. We then ate lunch at Little Caesar’s (the girls favorite eat out place). After that, we came towards home-stopped and spent some much needed time at the Horn’s. It had been so long since we had been able to get together. We had a great visit but time just went by too quickly. It seemed like we had been there no time and it was time to go. She made me a nice hot biscuit so I could sample her dandelion syrup. It was really good. You can read about it here on her new blog http://oneandahalfacrehomestead.wordpress.com/2012/04/01/dandelion-syrup-tastes-like-honey/ My dandelion jelly did not set up. I used powdered pection that I had on hand instead of the liquid (Sorry, Mrs. Faye, I will listen to you next time) so my jelly will now be called syrup. I used some this morning to sweeten coffee and it was very good.

We had rain early this morning. Everything is very wet and the temperature is chilly-low 40’s. I think we will probably get a frost tonight and maybe tomorrow night. I am hoping it doesn’t damage any of our fruit. When I walked out toward the pond to get the picture of Mama Goose, I turned back toward the house and took this picture of our hens.

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Enjoy your day and God bless.

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6 thoughts on “Mama Goose

  1. It sounds like you all have been keeping busy! I have been thinking about all that needs to be done around our place this spring…the list is adding up fast!
    Have a wonderful day!

    Blessings!
    ~Nadine

  2. I can’t wait to see your ducklings and goslings! I hope we have some ducklings soon. Mama duck came off the nest for a few minutes the other evening and was acting all wacky, but she did let me come inside like always and take a peek at her nest. We had a total of 7 silkie chicks this morning, but they all went to a new home for a whopping $15. That will buy a 50lb. bag of layer though. 🙂 I am going to list our older black silkie chicks later today. A girl can only keep so many chickens.

  3. How fun to be able to see ducklings and goslings hatch. I hope that you will be able to see them again this year.

    My older two started out wearing glasses like that. They don’t wear them now. Hopefully Julie will outgrow the need for them.

    Sounds like a busy day for you all. So glad that you got to spend time with the Horns. I will stop and visit her new blog.

    Have a wonderful evening with your family.

    ~Cheryl

  4. I’m so glad Vicki is back blogging. I have visited her new site. Sounds like you had a nice girl’s day out. I can’t wait to see some pictures of the new ducklings. Have a great day.

    Blessings,
    Tiffany

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