Sunday, April 22, 2012

Pocket Poultry

Our neighbor Don just brought us a present - a  newly-hatched gosling that had gotten separated from its family. One of their Great Pyrenees dogs was carrying it around in its mouth. I had mentioned I would like to raise one gosling this year, so they brought him to me.

He was peeping and shivering, probably scared and chilled, so I tucked him in my sweatshirt pocket.
He seemed to like that and settled in for a nap.

I hope I can be a good goose mom and teach him to be  nice to people.  We had 3 beautiful, entertaining Toulouse geese for a couple years but found them a new home when they became too obnoxious and we had to plan all of our farmwork around avoiding them.

However, I now have a great resource if we have goose behavior issues - my Facebook friend Botan at Mystic Prairie Eco-Farm is a goose-whisperer.


6 comments:

Cheri said...

That is too cute!

Snooks said...

Aww this is so sweet. Enjoy that little soft bundle.

@ 3Beeze Homestead

Nancy said...

Oh your little guy is adorable. I think he has bonded to you.

Judy said...

Heart Throb le Goose. You can do this Mamma Suse. I can see a book out of this.

katiegirl said...

What a cutie! He looks right at home in your pocket!

Jocelyn said...

Very sweet! Good luck with him/her!

I have a "Goose Whisperer" bumpersticker, that's so funny!