||One year old|
||White Chinese Goose|
||Germantown, Wisconsin, USA|
Mother Goose with her one-week-old goslings (Doc, Grumpy,
Sleepy, Sneezy, Bashful, Dopey, Happy and George). You have to look
hard to see
both Happy and George. Happy is the little yellow fluff at the end
of the line of goslings. You cannot see his head. George is on the
other side of Mother Goose and you can only see the yellow fluff in
the triangle formed by the neck of Mother Goose.
Mother Goose is the best mother
we have ever seen. Last spring, she filled her nest with 11 eggs.
She sat on those eggs for 32 days, hardly even getting off the nest
to eat. Eight of the 11 eggs hatched. She protected and comforted
those goslings just as this picture shows. She kept them warm. She
took them swimming in our pond. She did all this when she, herself,
was an incubator-hatched gosling. She had never seen another Mother
Goose to know what a Mother Goose needed to do! Mother Goose has
been an example of the wonders of Mother Nature. Because we live on
a hobby farm with a pond, we've been able to have large waterfowl as
pets. There's nothing quite so beautiful as a pond with a dozen
White Chinese geese swimming around. Although they are talkative,
they have the beauty of swans.
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