Thursday, November 19, 2009

we have goslings!!!

Came home from work today to find three healthy goslings under Saro's wing! She still has two more eggs there, unhatched, but what a rush to scoop up this small life into my hands and know it's here only because I set up the circumstances. The mother is doing well, and if anyone is looking for a pair of French farm geese...inquire here. More soon...

43 Comments:

Blogger Mud Mama said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! How was mama goose about you fitching a baby?

November 19, 2009 at 6:35 PM  
Blogger Dessa Wolf said...

Awwweeee...too cute. Ya, I was wondering how Mama Goose felt about you scooping up her brood myself...

November 19, 2009 at 6:42 PM  
Blogger Jill said...

Oh, congratulations! That is wonderful. Do you have to worry about keeping them warm, at this time of year? Good luck on the other two...

November 19, 2009 at 6:51 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

Congratulations! They are so sweet! We are trying to pass chickens in town and I hope to be the proud mama of something that cute! It's no goose but hey, I'll take what I can get!

November 19, 2009 at 7:16 PM  
Blogger karental said...

CONGRATS!

November 19, 2009 at 7:23 PM  
Blogger karental said...

CONGRATS!

November 19, 2009 at 7:23 PM  
Blogger karental said...

CONGRATS!

November 19, 2009 at 7:23 PM  
Blogger djp said...

Congrats Jenna! He looks so sweet!

November 19, 2009 at 7:23 PM  
Blogger Kathleen Stoltzfus said...

Congratulations!!!

November 19, 2009 at 7:49 PM  
Blogger Shannan said...

Congrats! How cute, what a wonderful thing to come home to.

November 19, 2009 at 7:59 PM  
Blogger Grant Wagner said...

Woohoo! There be geese in here!

November 19, 2009 at 7:59 PM  
Blogger Pricilla said...

Oh, congratulations! the little one is adorable!

November 19, 2009 at 8:13 PM  
Blogger Karen Sue said...

WOW it looks so much bigger than the chicks, but hey, the eggs are bigger, so I guess that just make sense!! I was thinking they were all little chickie sized when they were born, but these are super chickie sized!! You'll have that. I think I need some sleep.

November 19, 2009 at 8:29 PM  
Blogger Naomi said...

I am so happy for you and your babies. We had baby angoras about a month ago and eight of them are alive and well. I read your book last week and it's so nice that you're here.

November 19, 2009 at 8:35 PM  
Blogger Rois said...

YEAH for Pretty Saro!

November 19, 2009 at 8:44 PM  
Blogger Tony C. said...

Congrats Jenna!

It is an amazing feeling to know you had a part in the creation of that little life even if was via the intro, room and board!

Tony in Asheville

November 19, 2009 at 9:03 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Squeeeee! Bebeh geeses!

November 19, 2009 at 9:17 PM  
Blogger bookjunky said...

Awesome! Congratulations to you and mama. Isn't life a miracle?

November 19, 2009 at 9:31 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

Congratulations!!! I LOVE baby geese. I find them so much more affectionate and fun than baby chicks. It makes me wish that I could have some again. Maybe someday.....

November 19, 2009 at 9:41 PM  
Blogger Paula said...

Congratulations Jenna! and Saro and Cyrus!

What a wonderful thing to come home to today. Too bad it's not Friday yet -or maybe you need to stay home tomorrow?

November 19, 2009 at 11:14 PM  
Blogger twistie said...

what a blessing! SSSSSOOOOOO cute! Congratulations to you and to Momma Goose, Daddy goose needs a high five too I think... Thanks for sharing this with all of us!

November 19, 2009 at 11:15 PM  
Blogger Carrie in Wisconsin said...

Yay!!!! Thats so exciting! Congratulations! Now, if only she could hatch those from the CFL's she was so fond of last year.... ;)

November 20, 2009 at 12:17 AM  
Blogger ammamcp said...

How fun! Babies seem to make it all worth it...

November 20, 2009 at 12:41 AM  
OpenID norcalrn said...

OMG- that could very well be the CUTEST thing I have ever seen!!!! I want one!! Or five!!

November 20, 2009 at 2:50 AM  
Blogger finsandfeathers said...

So does this make you Grandmother Goose?

Big time congrats Jenna!!!

November 20, 2009 at 4:59 AM  
Blogger Jenna said...

We have five! Five goslings! Only one egg remains, which may be a dud because it takes Saro a few days to really collect enough to sit still... going to buy a new heat lamp and geese chick feed and move them into a brooder indoors. They are one lucky bunch to be born in a November heat wave.... it's nearly 55 degrees out there and raining.

November 20, 2009 at 6:42 AM  
Blogger Nikki said...

Doesn't it REALLY feel like a farm when you have babies born on it from stock you raised yourself?

Maude: Pay attention!

November 20, 2009 at 8:11 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

Jenna, I am so very happy for you, lovely Saro and the handsome Cyrus (can't get the pic of the two of them walking down the road out of my mind). I hope all the lovely little goslings do well!!! What a blessing! Chris

November 20, 2009 at 8:34 AM  
Blogger Crystal said...

Yeah! I wish I lived closer...and had a farm. Those geese would so be mine. ;)

November 20, 2009 at 8:51 AM  
Blogger Tara said...

Hooray! Agreed - I'd take them too if I weren't so far away.

November 20, 2009 at 9:31 AM  
Blogger Maggie in Tally said...

You're a Grandma!!!!

November 20, 2009 at 10:04 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

Welcome to ColdAntler Farm, little ones! Lucky little babies, they are.

November 20, 2009 at 10:39 AM  
Blogger Eleanor said...

Congratulations!!

November 20, 2009 at 11:05 AM  
Blogger Lauren said...

Congrats!

November 20, 2009 at 12:06 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Congratualtions!!!!!!! :o) how exciting!! I'm betting Saro will be a great Mom...
Have a great weekend - you'll certaily have much to be thankful for with these new babies! ;o)

November 20, 2009 at 12:15 PM  
Blogger bookjunky said...

Just curious why you don't let Cyrus and Saro take care of the goslings themselves? Too risky with predators or bad mothering or...?

November 20, 2009 at 12:53 PM  
Blogger Jenna said...

Because in a few days it'll be 18 degrees at night and these goslings are not meant to be hatched in winter...usually they'd hatch in the spring. I could let them go, but all that has to happen is one gets a chill and it's dead.

November 20, 2009 at 1:02 PM  
Blogger me said...

Congrats Cyrus and Saro! Oh, and you too, Jenna!

November 20, 2009 at 1:03 PM  
Blogger BJ Gingles said...

I will add my congratulations to all the others!! It must feel great to have a hand in bringing new life to your farm.

What a terrific event to herald Thanksgiving!

November 20, 2009 at 4:25 PM  
Blogger Naomi said...

better buy the geese a calendar for next time : ) Any chance we can get a pic of all five?

November 20, 2009 at 4:32 PM  
Blogger Irma said...

Congratulations, mama!

November 20, 2009 at 5:08 PM  
Blogger Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

Oh how sweet! I love the light.

November 20, 2009 at 5:55 PM  
Blogger Robin said...

Goslings are some of the cutest baby critters in the world.

November 21, 2009 at 10:49 PM  

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