February 12, 2013

Monday 11th February

Geese
Ah ha, I have a fattening pen....
Mack the mastiff's dog run -
Trying to keep the geese contained so they can sit, eat and get nice and plump.
Being it a dog area , possibly  the grass is tainted and will not be palatable to geese.
However this idea comes with a problem - where will Mack go? 
(Mack is notorious at having selective hearing hence one has to watch him around all stock)

FarmStay Guests....
Muddy is proving a hard one for getting good photos, he is rather handsome don;t you think?
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The boys had a big catnip session today and have been yahooing - Result three of them missed their litter trays - and the litter maid (me) had to clean up jobbies that were next to the tray.... I hope this is a one off prank.
I did give them a lecture, but they didn't seem to be listening. A certain standard of behaviour is required here boys!
Maybe it was the catnip I put in their run ...bit too much partaken me thinks.

8 comments:

  1. Muddy is very handsome. I sense there is going to be a lot of geese frustration as they won't be able to wander around.

    Mr Mack, could he live in the garage for a while?

    Julie and Poppy Q
    xxx

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    1. Julie, Mack has a bed in our laundry, which connects to the back porch and his grass area. Mack is getting on now and likes to sleep a lot so he doesn't mind sleeping in his bed more often. Brent and James fenced off an area for the geese last night by barn. But this morning they are out free again - tricky geese these are... Geese keeping is NOT for a novice we have found out the hard way.
      Love Leanne

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  2. I have just had a lovely time catching up on your happenings and tales. Oh golly about the geese!! :-( At least you can say that you have given them a good chance, and are willing to put that one down to experience.
    *Giggle* about the catnip - I would never have thought it would have that much of an effect - cats are USUALLY so fastidious with their 'habits'!

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    1. Hi Raewyn, yes not an experience I wish to repeat in a hurry - being a geese keeper LOL. I'm not sure why the boys missed the litter trays they were fine again yesterday. A prank Brent thinks it was.
      Love Leanne

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  3. Well, at least you've got the geese safely penned in. That's a good start. Good luck with the next stage, and I hope you find a new place for your dog.

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    1. Juliet, the barn area was fenced off last night - but can't put that over the geese, they found they can get out under the gate. Such a learning curve. Living in the city seems a better idea at times.
      Love Leanne

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  4. I did laugh at Mack, our old dog is exactly the same!

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    1. Kath - Mack's natural instincts are well bred in him. Fencing the geese in Mack's yard was not a great idea - Gus the gander poked his head out between picket fence railings to hiss at Mack.... Not the most clever thing to do.... Thankfully we were present and reminded Mack of his manners...
      Love Leanne

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