I drew a name out of a bowl this morning and the winner is:
~ ~ ~ KATHY ~ ~ ~
Kathy, if you will send me your mailing address I'll send the quilt off to you as soon as I can.
Thanks again to you all for making this a fun little giveaway.
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Now for pictures of our newest critters.
We got a phone call from the post office in town at 7:30 yesterday morning letting us know we had a package there from a hatchery.
Arriving at the post office building, Papa Pea was met at the back door by our Post Master holding the small box with a bit of a worried look on his face.
"I'm a little concerned," he said. "There hasn't been much peeping coming from the box."
Papa Pea told him that the box contained goslings rather than chicks, and they're not as vociferous as chicks usually are. And, no worry, all did turn out to be just fine.
The box contained four healthy looking goslings. Packed in fairly tightly, but I'm sure that helped keep them warm on their journey from Oklahoma all the way to northern Minnesota.
They are supposed to be two females and two males. The darker one is quite a bit smaller than the other three, and we're assuming she's a female. One of the other three (back left in picture above) has a smidge more shading of the darker coloring than the two very yellow ones (males we're presuming), but she's not much smaller than the boys are. Time will tell exactly what we've ended up with.
When you put your hand into the brooder near them, they don't seem shy at all but come running over to take a peck or two to check you out. They sure are cute little buggers!