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Gathering for photo op.

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.

It’s like an all-you-can-eat buffet, really.

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.

They’re still more fun than pushing a mower around.

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.

The Goose Army


We have a lot of geese. I mean a lot. I actually don’t know how many we have any more. There are more than twenty and, I’m reasonably certain, less than fifty. Emily (commander of the Goose Army) knows exactly how many. She knows them all by name and she knows all the little details about them and their individual personalities. As for me, I just know the swarming mass of feathers and honks is ever present here. I do always stop when I am passing by with a bucket of feed to offer tribute to the goosey marauders and talk to them about the weather and what not… But even after all these years, we are not really on a first-name basis. No matter. The Goose Army is a fixture here at LCN – and I would not have it any other way.