Today's the perfect example of one of those days gone by that there's not much to talk about. Not much interesting, anyway.
I did chores, I shoveled, I did deskwork, I did laundry. Blah, blah, blah. Yadda, yadda, yadda.
But, in a concerted effort to make the mundane at least interesting, here goes nothin':
The geese have been getting a little lippy lately. Matter of fact, the one Shetland male had such a good hold of the back of my hand a week or so ago that it took me grabbing him by the neck and throwing him across the water pan to make him let loose. My wise sage of a mother suggested that they were probably getting their dander up (ganders with danders?!) due to it approaching nesting season.
Welllllllll, wouldn't you know & sure enough: last Saturday brought the arrival of the first 2010 goose egg!
The gal who laid it made like she wanted to go broody and set on it, so I left her to it. (But not before taking some pictures.)
The next time I went out into the poultry yard, though, both she and the egg were gone from their cave. Dammit - a raven had gotten a GOOD Saturday meal.
This morning, though, there was another . . . and no one hanging around acting broody! When I have a surplus, I'm able to get $1 a piece for these babies because they're so huge & rich (and, let's face it, kinda cool). But, this one was all mine. BIG, ain't it?
Into the Oatmeal Raisin cookie dough it went, replacing the 2 eggs the recipe called for. That's a big YOLK, too, huh??
Finally, we'll finish our tour of the poultry yard with this shot of a goose (coulda been the goose who laid the golden egg) who'd just taken a refreshing snow bath. I like that she still has flakes shimmering on her feathers.
I took some pictures of Turkey Durk "non-fluffed" when I went out to put him inside the chicken house tonight. I'll have those to show you tomorrow. It's 2 below right now, so he'll be happy that I insisted he spend the night indoors.
And, a final weather note: the sun makes S-U-C-H a difference right now! Case in point: it was just 14 degrees when I was out shoveling today, but the sun was so warming that I had my jacket off by the time I was halfway done!