Have you ever been to Canada? I have, once, as a child. I remember beautiful gardens, driving go-carts, the fairy from Vancouver to Victoria, and everything seemed very clean. In contrast, our current Canadian guests, Fred and Ethel, are really quite nonchalant about their housekeeping. Please welcome the most recent guests to the farm……. <turn up the volume>
This was the first day of Fred and Ethel’s visit, so I didn’t want to spook them by getting too close. We’ve had a myriad of ducks on Gloria’s Pond, and have hoped for geese….now I’m kind of wondering, “Why??” These beautiful pond ornaments are messy, messy, messy!! I wouldn’t mind so much if they stayed in the front pasture / pond area, but they are branching out. There is evidence….evidence that is undeniable (I will spare you the messy visual – LOL.) I’m glad we can accommodate Fred and Ethel’s desire to explore the farm…
….here they are behind the house enjoying the view. The adventure of their day came at the point that Penni caught sight of them…….honking loudly, off they flew….toward the hills, around the trees, over my neighbors barn, and back to the…..
…solace of the pond. I told our guests that their accommodations were on the pond side of the fencing….we had an extensive conversation regarding their reservations. I was convinced that they understood….
….obviously, Fred and Ethel…follow their own rules!! Despite their rebel nature, I really love our new guests, and hope they stay awhile. Might we have a gaggle of goslings this spring….I sure hope so!!! In the meantime, I don’t mind the extra housekeeping…..but I do expect some sort of reimbursement for those services provided. A few tiny swimmers would be much appreciated, but I will accept a couple of their beautiful feathers in consolation. Fred, Ethel…..get busy!!!
I other news…. Ever wonder why it’s so hard to get rid of those nasty thistle weeds…..take a look at that humongo root. We still have a week of winter, right?? Why are these already threatening to take over the garden??!! UGHH!!
In true form…my girl, Claudio, stayed with me throughout my dig-out-the-thistles afternoon catching any bug or worm that were turned out. Claudio and I have a special relationship….she knows when I have shovel in hand, goodies follow….smart girl!!
Thank you for visiting the farm today. I hope you have a wonderful Sunday.
Your friend from Oregon,
Tami – P.S. Don’t forget the green on Tuesday!!