For the first time in what seems like forever to me (and probably seems even longer to them), Emily’s geese are out on a field trip. This past fall we had decided to build a designated goose area to contain our winged lawnmowers until our grass recovered from the flood/drought/flood cycle of the previous summer. Although the larger part of our property still has more time before it will require a good goose-trimming, our smaller fenced yards around the house are starting to grow up.
Geese are so efficient at trimming grass that we actually sold our riding mower this past fall. Also so efficient that we had to learn the hard way that a flock of 25+ geese can completely overgraze two or three acres of grass in a very short time.
These guys will spend the next three or four days in the backyard working – or at least until trimming is complete – whichever comes first. In the meantime, it is nice to have them nearby again and be able to watch them doing what geese are made to do.
Special thanks to Emily for taking care of the Goose Army Lawn Maintenance Unit – and for providing some pictures for me to share today.
Don’t forget! It is hatching season. If you are looking for goslings to add to your home flock – be sure to contact us now to reserve some from our upcoming hatches.