"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
Dr. Adrian Rogers 1931-2005
Showing posts with label goose. Show all posts
Showing posts with label goose. Show all posts

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Golden Goose and Fearless Feline

Here is Buffy the goose and he is very afraid of the ducks! What we have learned in our small time that we have been farming...is that you need two of what ever. He paces back and forth and acts bizarre. So this one is the test dummy. If we get more geese, we will get at least two.

This is Bandit and he has decided that we are his people. He eats scraps like the chickens and is an avid hunter around the pens and property. He has earned his table scraps time and time again by liquidating the rodents, lizards and snakes that scurry and slither around the farm.

Friday, August 29, 2008


Remember these guys? May 14...cute and we could not tell if they were male or females...as we bought straight runs(meaning not sexed could be either). They have grown lots since May.

Here they are today. They are free range I suppose, as we let them wander the back yard at will. It turns out we have three males and one female, as their adult feathers are coming in nicely. We are going to keep a male and the female, to give us more, and we will put the other two in the freezer around November. They eat the bugs, and many weeds. I have been amazed at how much I have learned watching them wander. I confess that Pepsi the Basset Hound avoids them.

Just another view of the ducks to see the feathers. We discovered something big about the ducks...they are brutal! We were given a gosling around the end of June, and I put her with these four. Let's just say that after the co-mingling, the goose has wing issues. So we separated the goose in her own pen. During the flooding we had no choice but to let her wander the entire yard and not her pen as it was unreachable.

Then the attack... My sons barely made it in time to save the goose(Buffy), one duck had the goose's neck in his beak. The others were attacking her with their beaks...

so after this the kids call the Ducks- the Mafia...here's the duck house

Can you guess who's house this is???