On Sunday after having adopted Gerry the previous day he wouldn’t leave Nicks side, but we had to go to feed Alizee and Rachel, the pigs, so we left him at home to guard the house. Or so we thought 2 seconds later he is running down the hill to catch us and decided that he is now more of a dog than a goose. I looked this up and apparently this is called imprinting, Gerry now thinks that he is human and can do everything that a human can do :s. So there he was happily waddling from side to side in front of Nick to feed the pigs, he actually walked the full way, it’s a 30 minute round trip!!! A goose dog the things that happen on this finca just amaze me.
the way back we popped next door to see what Manuel had left behind and lo and
behold there was a goat in the barn in he process of giving birth to two kids,
it was happening as we got there, it was so amazing. We stayed to watch the
birth with our pet goose-dog (doose??? Not sure if this will catch on) and then came home for home made pizza and banana bread.
It was pretty much the weirdest day we have had on the finca so far and
also my birthday, I think I might remember this one.
Happy New Home - or not
So here we are with a Goose and 5 chickens, yet another house to be built at short notice for Gerry and the chickets, so our water tank that was supposed to be our BBQ has been renovated into a chicken coop, and some chicken wire has been put up around the outside of the posts making it pretty much the easiest house to be built ever. These guys aren’t as needy as the princess pigs, all they need is some corn and a hut, ahhh simple. Ironically enough the chickens will be laying their eggs in our future BBQ, we wont tell them if you don’t.
At the moment neither the chickens nor the goose seem to be too enthralled with their new home, the chickens wander in for some corn, dig up the stones we put down to roll around in the mud or jump on the top of the BBQ. They seem to prefer the orange trees or the veranda, I’ve even built them a climbing frame, they are so ungrateful. And as for Gerry, he doesn’t leave Nicks side we have to trick him to leave the house, we were playing darts just last night and every step Nick takes Gerry is there right behind him, he even has his own swimming pool but has to be lifted into it.
tasks - how to get a goose to go to bed at night, stop pooping in the veranda and
stop thinking he is human!!! And how to get chickens to stop digging up the
stones that they think is giant corn!!! Although the latter is pretty funny to
Till next time, from Gerry and his Chickets….pura vida.