Geese, Rural life

Our goslings arrived!

I hear the dog bark as he races for the road. Barking, barking, barking. That can only mean one thing: the mailman is here. The mail coming is always an exciting event around here, perhaps because it is heralded with such fanfare by the dog, but today we are expecting our geese. I’ve decided we have the world’s most laid…

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Incorporating homeschooling and family decisions

Sitting down to dinner, my daughter suddenly asks, Did you know that the cotton patch goose was important to people during the Great Depression? No, honey, I didn’t. Why is that? Her eyes light up and, closing her eyes to remember her reading she ticks off their uses. The backyard flock was an important source of eggs, meat and grease. …

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