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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

She's Expecting



Remember the 2 geese who came to stay over the winter? Well they are still here and the female goose just made herself a nest and has laid 6 eggs. Nick walked around to the side of the pond she is on and he could see from there. I was reading up on the gestation period for geese and it's 23-30 days so in a couple of weeks, hopefully if all goes well, we'll have babies!

When Nick walked over to that side of the pond, it's an area we don't use, he actually sank in mud up to his waist and was getting pulled in deeper. When I was telling my neighbor about it, she said that legend has it that a team of work horses sank in that mud and they never got them out. I wonder how many of these "legends" she knows?

17 comments:

  1. Quick Sand!! OMG... sort of an Indiana Jones adventure land you're living on... *giggles. Would love to hear more about the legends she knows of in the area.

    Di
    The Blue Ridge Gal
    (oh, and congrats on the expectant goose)

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  2. That is so sweet. All our duckies and geese around here are making their nests.

    You should join our town shoot outs!

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  3. Cool, baby ducks. You should take a metal detector our in the mud, but I guess it would sink along wiht the person using it.

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  4. congrats on the upcoming geese family...:)
    love the legend stuff.

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  5. How was Nick rescued from the mud-sucking peril?

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  6. Enjoy the goslings. How fun. Very interesting about the legends. A little freaky, but interesting. :-)

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  7. Oh, duckies to be mama! How exciting to be able to watch this :)

    Wonder how many bodies are back there? OMG

    Keep a close eye out on Nick!!

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  8. Babies! That will be fun to watch. That's pretty scary about that mud!

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  9. Be careful not to create any new legends! Use the zoom! :-)

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  10. Can't wait to see the baby ducky pictures, but stay on the safe side of the pond. Please, warn the children not to venture to that side of the pond. I am so glad Nick made his way out of the MUD. That is a bit scary!

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  11. It's always nice to see Mother Nature at her best. It would be wise to leave Mother Goose alone. She just might chase you!

    As for the mud, I wonder if it really was quick sand? Have never seen that stuff, but I've heard allot about it. I'd be a bit more careful. It's good to read that Nick got out!

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  13. Good Photo. Glad Nick made it out OK..

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  14. Congratulations! What a great experience for your kids. I can see why you gave up SC for the the country!

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  15. Thanks everyone! And no worry about the kids and the mud pit. It's on a very hard to get to area of the pond and the kids don't go over there, just dummy Nick did,lol...but they know now to stay away from it!

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  16. That's a lovely sight. I am looking forward to going over to Huntley Meadows to see the nest builders over there. I wasn't sure what kind of this this was. Is it a Canada or something else?

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  17. Folk legends can sometimes be fun.... or not! - Dave

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