I was grumping to a friend today that I've been in a bit of a blog post funk lately. There's plenty going on here day after day, I suppose, but nothing to "write home about." I feel I just don't have much to say.
I think I'm kinda out of sorts because of the very unusually warm weather we've been having for nearly all of the last couple of months, and now more of the same is forecast on into March. Waaaah, I still want more winter time, darn it. I've noted bloggers all over the country are talking about the mild winter and warmer than normal temps. I can hardly believe we'll go right into spring without having more winter-like weather. At least not here in northern Minnesota.
One thing to report: We got our first goose egg of the season today! Papa Pea came in from afternoon chores with this one chicken egg and the goose egg. The Muscovy ducks (the hens, anyway) have been laying for about three weeks and it seems that the geese may now be starting. We have to keep collecting the eggs because it's too soon for any little fuzz balls to be hatching out. If that were to happen, we'd have brooding areas set up in the heated garage for a couple of months and that's not something we want to deal with unless absolutely necessary. We'd much prefer Mom and Pop Poultry to raise their young the natural way out in the fresh air. Ducklings and goslings are cute as heck to observe when kept inside, but they can become very odoriferous (to put it mildly) in short order!
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