Saturday, May 9, 2009

Hold Onto Your Hat Saturday

Ms. Akira has funky ears...and they are really funny in today's wind! It is a definitely a hold onto your hat folks type of day!

Akira is a doeling born to Bonnie, an alpine, and Emery, a nubian buck, last season. She is a large girl, and one that loves to chatter. I truly appreciate her. I am hoping for a nice sturdy girl on the milk stand someday from Ms. Akira.

I did not sleep very well last night, and some time during the night I heard little peeping noises. I would hear one little peeper, then silence, 20-30 minutes later I would hear another. I thought, "The goslings are hatching." Sure enough, there are 6 little fuzzy geese following mom and dad around today. I am always relieved when the eggs hatch, no smashing, no turtles bothering the eggs. The pair of geese come back and visit each spring. We love to see them return, and are sad when the family leaves.

I cannot get very close to the family today, so I tried a photo from across the pond. The babies look like specks, but they are scattered behind and below their proud and watchful parents on the ground.


Amy said...

Yep, it's a windy kind of day here too Mary!

Jeannelle said...

Just a very pleasant post! "Doeling"....I've not heard of that word before....I like the sound of it.

Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

No wind here just rain and more rain. Little goslings are so precious to watch.

Mary @ Annie's Goat Hill said...

I feel very blessed with my little spot in nature.

Jeannelle, I called her a doeling, but she probably should be called a doe by now. Funny how my goat kids do not grow up so fast in my own eyes. I never had a daughter, and I wonder if I would be the same.

Thank you for your comments, I truly appreciate each and every one.

KathyB. said...

A chattering doe with 'Flying Nun' ears! She would be a keeper in my flock too! Isn't it wonderful to keep animals and know their personalities and quirks ? I think many people would be surprised by how so many animals can look alike and yet, they , like people, will have very individual personalities and preferences. That is what makes them so much fun.

Geese are interesting, and they are so protective of their young. I admire that in them! You have a nice pond and field....I am looking forward to more pictures of "your" goose family.

Mary @ Annie's Goat Hill said...

The personalities I love, Kathy. As the kidding season begins to wind down, I find myself stopping and giving (those that allow me) a hug, and a special little "hello to you," for working so hard for me. It seems to calm the girls, at least certain ones, and if they are happy, I am happy.

Twisted Fencepost said...

What a happy Mother's day present for you!
I'll bet they are adorable.