Tuesday, 19 July 2011
The Geese Have Gone!
Yes, I'm not at all sorry to report that we have sold the geese! Those lovely little goslings in the video below got too big for the cage so we put them out with the big geese. As soon as we let them out one of the big females started attacking one of them but the bigger of the two males saw her off and seemed to be protecting them. The next morning one of the goslings was dead. The other seemed to be doing well, it was inseperable from the big male and seemed really strong but unfortunately after about 3 or 4 days it too hit the dust. We were both very upset and decided enough was enough. This is the second year now they havent produced anything for the freezer, ok they are good guard geese but to my mind they were more trouble than they were worth. They absolutely scared me to death, they were so aggressive, I admit I probably showed my fear and that made them worse with me. So I put them on leboncoin and they sold almost straight away. This morning I went up to see to the animals giving Nigel a lie-in for the first time in I dont know how long ( I was too scared to go into the main pen to open the barn doors before because of the geese) and it was so lovely to go through the barn into the field without fear, it was so quiet as well (well apart from the ducks!)