Yup I finally got Camera Mom to help me and then sit still long enough to get a Video Cast together. There were a couple of things that I forgot to get in there too so here it goes. The pair of Geese that were sitting on a nest on the island at the pond have hatched out 5 Babies. I tried to get some pictures but some didn't come out very well. Remember these are wild Greater Canadian Geese that come each spring to nest on the small island in our pond. They don't really trust us but each year they hatch between 5 and 9 chicks. This year there was 5 again.
The babies are just a few days old and they already can swim and there parents will start taking them to a bigger pond in the next day or so. I like to investigate the nest when they are done with it. Sometimes there are eggs that don't hatch and sometimes there aren't.
No matter what they are doing you can always tell the male from the female by their bodies. The female keeps her head down even when swimming and the Male is the look out. He has his head up and looks everywhere. I hope you can see her in this photo look to the right of him ... See her white band. She is facing him and the chicks are the blurrrs at his feet.
I also fogot to put some pictures of Pete in the Video Cast. Pete is a turtle that I let winter in the house one year. He was really cool and he even got so used to us that he never even put his head in. He was a baby then and I was about 8 years old when that happened. Anyway, in the spring Mom made me turn him back loose. And every Spring since then He has returned to our house. Okay maybe not the same turtle but he sure looks the same to me so I call them all Pete. I only hope that it really is.
With those things that I left out I hope there is still enough news from the farm to make the Video Cast exciting. I am so hoping for our first lamb to be born on Wednesday. That is Mom and Dad's 20th Wedding anniversary and I can't think of a better gift then to have the first thing ever born on this farm to happen then. Say a prayer, keep your fingers crossed, send good mojo or do what ever it is that you do for me so that it will all work out.