Tuesday, 19 April 2011
Yesterday evening, the goslings, now just over a week old, moved up to the barn to the small brooder. What a carry on! They went up good as gold in a carrier bag and went into their new home but when the adult geese came in all hell broke loose! They went mad careering around the barn and squawking at the babies. This morning when Nigel went up to let the animals out Two Toes (one of the males) attacked him (total off the ground attack) twice leaving Nigel with a bruise on his right shoulder (thank goodness it didnt put his other shoulder out again (the one dislocated in the cockerel attack). Nigel is going to be asking for danger money soon! The geese are now not going far from he barn and one is in attendance on the babies at all times - bless! they must know they are their babies! I know one thing - I will definitely not be going in that pen again for a while!!!
Meanwhile back at the house, the incubator is on the go again with 6 more goose eggs and 4 duck eggs.
Monday, 11 April 2011
Nigel and I have recently been over to England to attend my brother Bobby's civil ceremony to his partner Alan. What a lovely day! Barbara, a neighbour of Mother and Jacqueline's, very kindly let us stay in her converted garage whilst we were over which was an absolute godsend. We stayed there on the Wednesday night and then next morning drove with Mother and Jacqueline to Ilminster where Bobby and Alan had reserved rooms for us at a Travelodge for that night. There was a bus laid on to take us all down to Lyme Regis where the ceremony was taking place at the Guild Hall and then on to a lovely hotel in Lyme Regis for a hot buffet reception. The food was really good and there was plenty to drink, the setting was beautiful and it was just a perfect day which was topped off a treat when we arrived back at the Travelodge that evening to find we had a room with a bath! I haven't had a bath since leaving England as we only have a shower here and it was absolute heaven to have a long soak! We went back to Plymouth the next day and spent a couple of days with Mother and Jacqueline (staying at Barbara's again). We visited Ben and Em on the Saturday, did some shopping and saw Lawry and Sandra when they came for Mothers Day lunch on the Sunday before returning on the Sunday night crossing. A bit of a flying visit, very tiring but definitely worth it! It was so good to see Bobby so happy, I have always considered myself blessed and so fortunate to have found Nigel, now I'm really happy Bobby has found someone special to share his life with, especially someone as nice as Alan.