Customer Stories and Helpful Advice About Ducks & Geese
Our Helpful Geese
Our Boris and Natasha are over a year old now, and they still "help" in
They are fascinated with everything we do, but their favorite thing is
WEEDING. Weeding is like a salad bar for geese. Sometimes they take
weeds out of the bucket faster than we can put them in.
Of course, they nibble at our boots, our gloves, and the brim of my
hat, but Natasha is also into "plumber's butt." When I am squatting
pulling weeds or trimming, sometimes she will pull my shirt out of the
back of my pants!
I think my favorite moment of all, however, happened the time I was
cleaning out one of our rainwater cisterns. We had a dry spell last
month, and our smaller cistern was low. I noticed the former owners
had dumped some wood and the pedestal for a bird bath in the cistern,
so I decided to empty it and clean it out thoroughly. This was quite a
job, and towards the end I was climbing down a ladder into the
cistern, shoveling muck into a bucket, climbing up the ladder, and
then raising the bucket with a rope and pulley.
At one point I was
down there shoveling and looked up to see Boris and Natasha peering
into the hatch above me, squawking away. I know exactly what they were
saying: "WHAT ARE YOU DOING DOWN THERE? IS IT FUN? CAN WE COME DOWN?!!!"