Let’s have a bit of a catch up round the ranch. The two transient Canadian Geese are still using our pasture to graze and raise their brood of 5 goslings. Mom and Pop geese have become very tolerant by which I mean that now they DO allow us to enter the pasture which is very nice because when they first embezzled our pasture from us in the Springtime, they wouldn’t allow us to walk past…and certainly not to enter without a battle. The goslings are apparently growing faster than the grass they munch which is pretty fast. They are possibly now as big as Momma Mallard …which leads me neatly into my next update. Momma Mallard has been seen on the pond with her sole duckling. Sadly the farmyard incident which resulted in Tiger the barn cat using the ducklings as horsd’oevres and entrees decimated her original brood of 10. As a single parent, Momma Mallard appears to be quite determined to keep her little one out of the jaws of resident cats racoons and cayotes and out of the beak of a carousing eagle. Good luck momma.
Chance and number 20 lamb are growing well and morning and evening will find the pair, eyes closed,( seem to make more noise that way ) bleating pathetically waiting for the little red teat to find its way into the open mouth.
Oh dear, run out of time, see you all tomorrow ! Take care, keep safe, M