Wednesday, November 18, 2009

full circle

Don't get excited, Saro hasn't hatched any eggs hatch yet. This is Cyrus as a babe. Someone had asked in the comments of the last post if the chick in my hand was a gosling—so I am posting a photo of my gander at about two-weeks-old. As you can see, even at a tender age, a gosling is definitely not a chicken. I took this photo May of 2008. Only 18 months have passed since then and now my little goslings of that spring are on the road to parenthood.... (Talk about full circle). If eggs do hatch there will be a brooder box this Thanksgiving! Which means while most people are enjoying turkey: I may be hosting geese.


Blogger Amy said...

Yep, the passions often get in the way of celebrating holidays. I'll dedicate my rehearsal time tonight to lullabies for goose-egg-hatching!

November 18, 2009 at 11:54 PM  
Blogger karental said...

Too late! I got excited. Still no kits or rumors of kits?

November 19, 2009 at 12:25 AM  
Blogger LindaSue said...

Hello Jenna

This is my first post on your blog. Mine is

I has taken me two day of reading to go back to the beginning of this blog and I just finished your latest post. Don't remember right now how I linked here, but link I did. I just joined a solar homesteading group on Yahoo and it might have been from someone there. It isn't important where I found you, I am just glad I did.

If you check out my blog you will see that I am an older woman. To see and read your story gives my heart an uplift. To know there is still hope out there and some of the yonger generation isn't lost in tv, ipods, iphones and computer screens gives one a great feeling.

Your trip to where you are today is awe inspiring. You have made huge strides and it must be a wonderful feeling.

I thoroughly enjoyed the read and look forward to many more. I am hoping in the spring to get a little lot and then maybe a garden. If not, buckets stuck in the dirt will do me just fine.

I am from Chicago and now live in SE Alabama. So it will be a new thing to me. We moved up here from Central Florida two years ago. We had a small place where I tried chickens, a red hawk got them. Rabbits, till they got out and ran away. A goat, named John Henry, who when he got too big to handle went to a breeder with a lot of girls needing to be taken care of. I loved that crazy goat cause I bottle fed him when he was a baby. Got a little pygmy goat we named Star. I still can cry when I think of her. She was house trained and slept across my hubby's shoulder's in the evening. Oh, we loved that little goat, not knowing she had a genetic defect that took her away from us much too soon. My hubby is 6'5" and about 290 lbs., a big guy by any standard, to see him cry like a baby the day she passed you just knew we loved her so.

So I don't know if any animals are in the future that way for us. It hurts too much when you lose one you come to care so much about. Now we have a little 2 or 3 lb toy we call Cuddles. She is the love of our life and we cherish her so.

I hope to keep reading and learning from you.

Question Do you have your recipes in one spot? LOL I will just go back thru and write them down.

You take care. I know it is cold up there as it is beginning to get cold down here.

Enjoy all you have in your little world. Keeping fingers crossed for your little farm soon. Take care. Later Linda

November 19, 2009 at 2:29 AM  
Blogger Spring Lake Farm said...

Jenna - I would really like to get a pair of geese. I have been reading up on them quite a bit. A couple of questions: Did you order them through a hatchery? (I have 20+ chickens but got them through a couple of local breeders so I have never placed a hatchery order.) Also, do you have any advice on breed or raising tips?

As always, I love keeping up with your awesome life through this blog.

Have a great day!


November 19, 2009 at 7:20 AM  
Blogger Paula said...

Too late for me too! I thought, who is that little person?

November 19, 2009 at 8:46 AM  
Blogger LordBaumy said...

Shelle said she would be thrilled to host said babies!

November 19, 2009 at 9:01 AM  
Blogger From the Country Farm said...

I was really hoping that at least one of our hens would sit on her eggs this spring. We had all the "ingredients" before the rooster was "taken care of." I thought my children would LOVE that, I know that I did as a child.

November 19, 2009 at 12:13 PM  
Blogger Crystal said...

Thanks for clarifying Jenna. I'm still learning what all those cuties look like as babes *blush* I'm working on it which I all I can do for now.

November 19, 2009 at 5:21 PM  

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