Friday, June 1, 2012

Chinese goose... Last new farm baby

So, of the three goose eggs in the incubator, only one made it. It's been alone this past week. I tried to foster it off on the geese, but it didn't work. The adult geese were interested and happy to include the baby into the family, but the juveniles attacked the baby mercilessly, and it came running to me each time they did, screaming to be picked up. *sigh* So, I went by Wilco to see if they had any waterfowl left. They're done ordering for this season, so I didn't have super high hopes. They had two. A huge male pekin duckling, and a male white chinese gosling. Of course, remembering how very very messy ducks are, I forked over a whopping 16 bucks for the goose. He's awfully sweet, loves to be held, and doesn't pick on mini-goose. I've decided to name him Jeffrey, because he reminds me of the gosling in Charlotte's Web (haven't heard him oink yet, though). I think we'll keep him, and he can live with Jiminy and the ducks. We may have a taker for mini-goose... One of LJ's coworkers. Fingers crossed!

Gonna be MIA for a bit. Work is crazy right now, and planning the wedding (only a month away!) is stressing me out something awful. Anyhoo, when I get back I'll have critter updates and hopefully a post on butchering the Cornish X icky chickies (what we did last weekend).

Have a nice June, everyone!


Miriam said...

I'm so glad the little one will have some company! Good luck with the wedding planning - I hope it all works exactly as you hope!

Lindsey at NW Backyard Veggies said...

My H and I agree that if we were to go back and do our wedding over we would have flown to belize and gotten married on the beach and spent all our money on cocktails.

Just saying.

There's still time.

(I'm sure the wedding will be fantastic!)

Paula said...

Did you get my message? We got something for you guys at the MEN fair.

Also- let me know if I can help with your wedding plans, like if you need me to do something. I mean it.

Rain said...

Oh the little duck is adorable-please stay strong Rain and dont you dare get 2 of those baby ducklings at Tractor Supply!!) Good luck with the wedding-remember it's suppose to be fun for you too!! Looking forward to the pics!! Enjoy every moment!!
~~Rain said... need to say more! Adorable sweeties on your farm. Looks like you all are multiplying all over the place, the husband is probably the best animal to accumulate...a nice breed to have around. :-)

A boyfriend is fun, but a husband is better...he comes with papers!