December 21, 2009
Holy cow did we get
buried in snow Saturday night! Tony and I went out
at 2 a.m. and stayed out until 5 a.m. We shoveled
paths through the pens to the water buckets and
houses. By the time we finished making paths, the
first paths had another 2 inches of snow on them, so
we had to start over.
headed out again on Sunday at 10 a.m., but by then
another foot of snow had covered our beautiful
paths. I re-found them while Tony worked on
snow-blowing the driveway and making paths to the
barn and Louisville. I made a bunch of winding paths
through The Goose Run for them to wander around. I
shoveled until 1:30 and then came inside, took a hot
shower and crawled into my warm waterbed for heat
and a nap.
This morning I
went outside to check on everyone and freshen things
up a bit. I found the geese gathered around their
heated water bucket (Egor is in the barn).
at Mac and asked: "So big guy, what would you like to do
today to celebrate the coming of all this snow?"
"I want to have a parade!"
"I meant with me as the leader!
Duran, wait for me!"
"What the heck? Did he just break out in song?"
"Now he's dancing too? Leadership has gone straight
to his head."
"What's up with this parade? Traffic jam!"
"Dear Santa, if you're up there, I would really like
to lead this parade."
"Okay, Joop, I've got an idea. When he turns the
other way, let's all sneak by him."
"That's it Joop! Run! Run!"
"This is much better! But why am I still the
"Hmmm... which way do we go? Right or left?"
"And now for my big solo number: We wish you a
"And a bit of conducting of the orchestra!"
"And now a duet with my special gal Fanny!"
"How do I get dragged into these things..."
"All done. Now everyone follow me. Let's go this way.
Ha ha! Now I'm the leader!
Thank you, Santa!"
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