Wednesday, June 5, 2013

What is it they say...

...about a sucker being born every minute?

I should have known better.  I should have stood my ground.  I should have just kept walking, paid for my goods, and left.

I was running errands in town Saturday afternoon and the last stop was the feed store.  I just wanted to get a bag of sunflower seeds for the goats.  That's it.  And then, she jumped us.

A lady came up to Rhiannon & I and held out a yellow & black, peeping, flappy-footed ball of fuzz, practically begging us to take it from her.  It's all a hazy blur now, but I think she said something about having three goslings and two of them keeling over on her and now she didn't want to keep just one so could I please take him, please, please, PLEASE!  She had the wild eyes like I would imagine a crack dealer would have when he realizes that the cops are about to bust him & he's trying to get rid of the evidence.

Not sure if we were the first or tenth person she tried to pawn him off on.  Maybe I was a good looking candidate since I had a toddler in tow, and what mean Mommy would deny her daughter a little baby goose?  All I know is that as soon as I said the words, "Uh, sure, I guess we could take care of him", she plopped it into Rhiannon's hands and shot out the door like a rocket.  I wouldn't be surprised if she had a still-running getaway vehicle out in the parking lot.

So I just kind'a look at one of the employees at the counter and he just shrugs his shoulders.  I then ask him if they sell goose food.  To which he replies, "Never been asked for it".  Which was pretty much a "No".  I think he felt sorry for me so he scooped out about two pounds of their game bird grower crumbles into a paper bag and just gave it to me and said, "Good luck".

So Krazo Acres is now home to a goose.  Or a gander.  Or some sort of waterfowl.  Not sure if it's a he or a she, not even sure what breed it is.

All I know is that Paul is not happy about it being brought into the house.  At least I've got lots more material for future posts.

And now I kind'a feel like Lamb's husband at the feed store.


  1. So cute!! Looking forward to what this leads to... :)

  2. LMAO! Yup, that's a gosling! The crumbles will do him well for a start. You can also mince up real tiny leafy greens and grated raw veggies like carrots as a treat.
    I have been able to keep my Darlin' Man out of the animal section of the feed store for the last couple of months, thank goodness!

  3. Cute, but don't you need 2? So it won't be lonely? Just when you think you can get away with 1! Or do you already have ducks?

    1. Actually, geese will bond to people if they are young enough when you get them. Sounds cute when you think of a wee goose following you around as you do your chores.
      BUT! If it is a gander, he will get territorial and try to chase off anyone he thinks is *threatening* his *mate*.
      Hoping it is a girl! They are much gentler and much less territorial.

  4. LOL, Carolyn.

    I run lilke hell when people like that come up to me. I'd have a housefull ofducks and geese and rabbits and sugar babies...just to name a few of the things people have tried to foist onto me. I am that sucker. LOL

    But think how cool this is for Rhiannon ???

  5. Do you know domestic geese have a life span of 25-30 years? Hee-hee! (Sorry, couldn't resist.)

  6. Carolyn,

    LOL......too funny!!! We should be calling you Darlin' Carolyn!!!!

    The little chick is adorable and he/she will be a great security guard once grown up.

    Rhiannon will love working with this little goose, just need to be careful when he/she gets older they love to pinch with their beaks.

  7. Goslings are so darn cute! I sure do hope it's a girl goose, though. If it's a gander, and if he attaches himself to Rhiannon, you and Paul don't stand a chance! They are smart little buggers, too.

  8. Glad to see I'm not the only one! Good luck to you, it's awfully cute.

  9. It is really, really cute so I can see how you got 'snookered' into taking it! Maybe it will be The Goose That Lays The Golden Eggs! ;)

  10. You know what they say, "It's always good to have one of something on the farm, that always works out!"

    No way you end up with more geese.....

  11. Mooberry, Thanks! I think.

    Lamb, I was thinking it was about time I read a Frippery Farm post about another adopted animal from the feed store.

    Nancy, I believe as Lamb pointed out, that it has bonded with Rhiannon and I. Not sure if that's good or not.

    Akannie, Rhiannon loves taking her goose for a walk around the place & he follows us on our barn chores during the day.

    Mama Pea, Shit.

    Sandy, Rhiannon is liking her little goose. For now, at least.

    Susan, I'm hoping s/he is a nice goose, otherwise we may be having him/her as a "guest" at Christmas Dinner.

    gld, Thanks. You're laughing at me, aren't you?

    Kathy, there's a group for people like us you know. We really need to join.

    Candy, Golden Eggs? As if. But if she does, I'll be sure to send one to you.

    Chai Chai, nananananan (not listening)

  12. I missed this post -- I love geese! I wonder what kind it is? With it's dark bill and feet and rather beefy body, I'm thinking Toulouse (standard grey barnyard goose). If this is the case, you're in luck, because they tend to be mild tempered (by goose standards). Of my four geese, one of them is 13 years old and he pretty much thinks he runs the place (maybe he does).