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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Ella's First Egg of the Season~ Spring Has Sprung !

The weather here is unseasonably as warm as late spring. The bees are buzzing about looking for pollen and nectar not to be found and they have taken over our poultry feeders eating what ? Not sure about why the bees are abuzz in all my chicken feeders but the chickens are having trouble eating with so many bees in their feed. My Sebastopol goose Ella laid her first egg of the season and this year I am hoping her eggs will successfully hatch. Last year she and Fella were diligent parents , but all they hatched were the duck eggs I placed in her nest along with her own eggs. Several eggs  seemed to have been successfully incubated by Ella only to end with fully developed goslings trapped in their eggs, appearing to be unable to extricate them selves. ( Anyone with any helpful info regarding this , please comment  !)

The first goose eggs, the bees abuzz, and new lambs due any day. Spring is here on Cedar Pond and it has sprung !

9 comments:

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

How exciting and I hope your have little goslings come out of their shells successfully.

Happy early spring ~ FlowerLady

Buttons Thoughts said...

Oh Ella I do hope someone has advice. Hug B

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

How exciting to have these signs of spring already. Hopefully someone will offer advice so you can have baby goslings this year.
Happy Valentine's Day!

L. D. said...

I bet there is some sugar in the feed as bees really do get attracted to sugar water for hummingbirds. Bee keepers put out a syrup of some sort to feed their bees if there isn't enough for them to eat in the wild. I hope you get the egg hatching thing figured out. It seems difficult to think they can't peck their way out like chickens with their sharp part of the beak.

Deborah Montgomery said...

It may seem a little silly, but I'm going to pray for Ella -- I really want her to have her own goslings this year. The story of "her" ducklings leaving her last year to be with the other ducks was so sad, bless her little heart!

happywonderer.com said...

I always think that things are springing up early but then I look at photos from last year at the same time and I see that things are just as they were and should be. I love these little hints of the next season...

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Gosh, Kathy....spring? I'm not even imagining it, yet. It's coming but not for a while so the black locust burns merrily in the wood stove, woolens are still in daily, and nightly, use. Dogs still wear their sweaters when we do chores.
I'm off to read your Oliver shortcrust pastry blog...it sounds good.

Daisy said...

It's great to hear spring is happening somewhere! It will be a while yet before it arrives here. :)

CatTales said...

Ella is just beautiful. How nice that your weather is pleasant.