I have been going back and forth about whether or not to allow the geese to be out and about during the day when we are away for a couple of days.
Kind of like trying to decided if a new teenage driver left alone at home over a holiday should be allowed to drive the family car across town and then a few days before you leave, he knocks over the neighbors mailbox, while changing the radio station. The teen gives you the answer right out.
This morning, first thing, Cirrus and Sal were playing around and took off. As they were heading for the fence they made a sweeping turn but still landed over the fence. They walked up the driveway around the corner and up to the gate and waited for me to open it to let them back in.
I know I will have to deal with this at some point but not over Christmas and not from out of town. There will be friends watching the farm but no one wants to spend Christmas wondering if the geese are wandering the neighborhood or pacing by the gate. Kids!
At least this means I can put my new project off until after Christmas. The sheep can't get in the geese run if the geese can't get out. The door Will be closed.
Everyone has been enjoying the weather this week. The sheep are out and about all day and resting up in the pasture. The geese usually join them but sometime the geese do their own thing, especially in the morning. The first thing the sheep want to do every day, is eat. The first thing the geese want to do is wash up. The puddle pond had a sheet of ice on it this morning and Cirrus was trying to figure how to get water up over himself through the ice. I give them both a bucket of fresh water to bathe in first thing and they take bucket baths.
I am glad the weather has been mild over most of the country for people to be out and about. Good for the economy. I heard something weird this morning that is not good for the environment. I am raising the carbon dioxide level by losing weight. I hope not too many people will lose weight at the same time. I guess we are O.K. for the next couple of weeks- no one loses weight over Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa, and New Years. The problem is the fat released is actually breathed out. It causes CO2 to be released into the atmosphere. http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/where-does-your-fat-go-when-you-lose-weight So now there is a good reason not to lose weight.
Some questions, like where does your fat go when you lose weight, Cirrus and Sal can't answer, but the question that has been foremost on my mind, they clearly answered. The door will be closed.