A few of my favourite things..

arranging the eggs

We were packing to leave when the farmer rang.  There were some goslings hatching, did we want to come over and see?  (Of course, we did.)

asking questions

The little one above was about two hours old.  Adorable, yes?

hatching gosling

The farmer, at some personal risk, procured an egg for us to watch and to hold.  While he nursed his fast swelling arm (who knew geese bit so hard?) we were able to hold the peeping, moving, coming into the world baby gosling.  It was pretty special.

As a child I spent many of my holidays on a farm.  I am so grateful to our farming friends for sharing their time with us and providing opportunity for my children to see such wonders.

goose and new baby gosling


3 responses

  1. Awww, that second shot is absolutely adorable! You can just see the love this little one has for his/her mommy.


    June 1, 2010 at 4:31 am

  2. vimal

    the second pic is nice


    June 4, 2010 at 2:01 pm

  3. Michaela, the farmer often lets us “borrow” baby turkeys to raise for a month or so, just so we get them while they are cute, as turkeys are such poor mothers that the farmers take them as soon as they hatch to raise them anyway. But goslings don’t manage well without a mother, or I am not sure I would have been able to resist this little bundle of fluffiness.


    June 7, 2010 at 11:46 am

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