Arriving back has been a roller coaster of catch-up. Mowing waist high grass, bonding with three young geese and spending time with the chickens. On top of this our barn is screaming to be worked on..we are very behind since time spent away but Tony has pulled out the stops and bedroom is livable.
It just now needs a woman’s touch of fabrics, soft chalky coloured paints and pretty wardrobe hinges and porcelain handles. I found ones with numbers on. Somehow it seemed sensible. Husband often messy. I can make it clear UNDERPANTS ARE IN NUMBER 2!!! Job jobbed!
I will be delayed in posting for at least another week or so I think. Pressing deadlines, copious French paperwork, and a trip to Lyon are mounting up on our desk. Each La Poste van visit takes the pile like a stalegmite towards our ceiling.
The geese are well. In fact very well. They are at the nibbling stage. Like an escaped two year old they try and eat anything shiney, colourful or not bolted down. The garden fork with the yellow handle gives hours of fun attempting to pull it out of the flower bed.
Squeeky orange twig is a favourite. It makes a similar sound to a goose and each morning with stick in hand, I run and squeek up and down the garden with my flip flops sounding just like the gooses big rubbery feet. Moma Goose has landed!
The chickens are not impressed by the geese. Who are these big noisy idiots who nip our tails…not that the chickens attempt not to goad the geese. Oh no we love lining up by the fence and pecking back.
Last week Poppy was physically picked up by Bumble and Barley and shook. She had escaped the coop pen and wandered over to gooses favourite water bowl. Bad chicken!
Poppy wasn’t bothered. She squarked and pecked and Moma Goose intervened and once prized from goose beaks, trotted back to her coop looking brave . Now she antagonizes the geese even more and Bumble falls for it every time.
More feathered tales soon and more posts on renovation coming up. I also joined a brilliant forum called Duck, Duck, Goose. Everything you need to help with these complex and demanding characters and some wonderful videos and stories too.
And here are mine having an important conflab about a rubber shoe. Chickens not impressed by their ceramic doppleganger.