Monday, January 14, 2013

The January Thaw

50 degrees today felt soooo good, even if it means that the snow is melting quickly, causing the lawn to flood and the animal yards to be covered in mud. Everyone seemed to be in good cheer, regardless.

The chickens laid us a total of 7 eggs today to go with the 8 eggs from yesterday. We have collected a total of 80 eggs so far this year, giving us an average of 5.7 eggs each day. Not too bad. Since the day was so mild and the sky full of bright fluffy clouds, I spent some time playing with my camera. These are two of my favorite pictures from today. I don't know what I'll use them for, but I'll think of something!


Once Sean got home from work, we decided to make use of the pond developing on what should be our front lawn. Sean carried the geese to the front yard one at a time. Caitlin first. She was not pleased at all about being without Justin and honked madly until he was retrieved. Justin did not appreciate being carried, but was more stoic about being moved to the front yard. It took him only a few minutes to decide an opportunity to swim and play was worth the affront of being carried.

I enjoyed watching them play, but I was a little worried that they would not return to their pen easily. Mostly because I knew how badly I would feel for poor Sean to get drenched while I filmed his efforts. I need not have worried. These geese have been hand raised since they were just a day old. They spent many an evening curled into the neck of one of my sweaters. Long gone are the days where they would fit, but they still prefer to be near us.

I had to include these shots of our geese, too.

I like this action shot. You can see water droplets flying off of Caitlin's head.

Once a goose is wet enough, what is left to do? Flap, Flap, Flap!!!
The next few days are supposed to return to the mid-thirties then, drop lower in the days that follow. I am certainly going to enjoy the warm days while they last.

Thanks for stopping in to visit with us today. We're glad you came.
Sean & Sonja ♥

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  1. Awww, they are having so much fun! I loved the video. It's so cute how they followed you back to their coop. I'm sure Sean appreciated that! :)

  2. Glad they got to enjoy the "pond". I think your photos are suitable for purchase. I know your watercolor paintings are for sure!!!! You are quite talented!

  3. Oh what fun! I would love to have you join The HomeAcre Hop at: