Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Garbage Goose

Whenever we want the geese to come, we hold our arms up in a V, flap them slowly in a goose-like manner and honk loudly; they come running, honking and holding their wings high. Yes, it is a bit embarrassing, but it is very effective when you want to lure them away from the road or the patio or the garden.

Yesterday was garbage day and as I was rolling the trash bin out to the end of the driveway, the geese were inexplicably following me, wings aloft, honking. Then I noticed the lid of the garbage can was raised up like a big wing because some tall garbage wouldn't allow it to close. I think they were following the big blue garbage goose! Silly geese.

3 comments:

Becky said...

Gosh I miss geese. They're so hilarious. I bet that's a sight with all of you flapping your wings and honking :)

FBF said...

We used to whistle to ours. My Mom taught them a specific whistle from early in their lives and they always responded to it. It's been about 19 years since I lost her, and the geese were sent to other homes, but I still remember the simple little whistle and use it often, though nothing comes to it now.

Thanks you so much for sharing your farm with us through this blog.

jimmycrackedcorn said...

LOL! That's great.