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Name: Lee Anne Stark
Brockville, Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
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threegardeners
May 22, 2013 6:57 PM CST
so...5 weeks ago today I drove 1 hr each way to get myself 2 goose goslings. These are Sebastopol goose goslings. I've drooled over them for over a year. Took me forever and a lot of googling to find someone within 100 kms that had them.

It has been so much fun watching them grow up. Boy, do they grow fast!!

When I brought them home, 1 week old. They lived in a box in the closet under a heat lamp.
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Dearest Hubby built me a pen for them that can be moved around the yard.
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Almost 4 weeks old and getting a hug from Dad.
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5 weeks old, feathers starting to come in. That gangly, awkward, teenage stage. Their wings are too heavy and droop and they're forever having to hike them back up.
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Mom, Mom, is there water in my nose!!
(Thanks Debbie, I about wet myself when you posted that caption!!)
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They spend all day outside in their pen and come in the house at night. I had to buy a baby play pen for them and they can look over the sides if they stand on their tippy-toes. I love them dearly.
Name: Jonna
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extranjera
May 23, 2013 10:49 AM CST
OMG! They are precious! and good security too. I'm envious.
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Name: Margaret
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mcash70
May 23, 2013 4:14 PM CST
Lee Ann, they are very cute goslings. Thumbs up
Name: Marylyn
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Marylyn
May 23, 2013 9:18 PM CST
Soooo cute!!!
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
May 24, 2013 2:23 PM CST
Are they boys or girls or one of each or do you even know? Smiling That is a VERY nice pen your DH made! Wish I'd had something like that back when we had chickens.
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Lee Anne Stark
Brockville, Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
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threegardeners
May 24, 2013 3:53 PM CST
A boy and a girl....Bernie and April Big Grin

Isn't that an awesome pen? He did a fine job. Lovey dubby
Name: Ginger
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gingin
Jun 5, 2013 1:38 PM CST
They are so cute Lovey dubby How much have they grown since the last picture? Will you let them roam the yard or keep them in their pen?
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Name: Lee Anne Stark
Brockville, Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
Perpetually happy!
Forum moderator Tip Photographer I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Critters Allowed Cottage Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Keeps Goats Keeper of Poultry Frogs and Toads Charter ATP Member Region: Canadian
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threegardeners
Jun 5, 2013 2:08 PM CST
They've grown a lot!!

A more recent hug shot, and me with them so you can see how they've grown!! Hubby has fenced in the entire back yard for the geese to roam in. The pen is so they can "mow" the side yard safely.

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Name: Ginger
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gingin
Jun 5, 2013 2:14 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing on mow the yard. Looks like they love their Momma Lovey dubby
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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Jun 5, 2013 2:50 PM CST
They are adorable! Lovey dubby Thumbs up

You can keep the Goose goslings as pets in Canada?! Blinking
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Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
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RickCorey
Jun 5, 2013 3:00 PM CST
I bet you have no slugs inside the fence.
Name: Lee Anne Stark
Brockville, Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
Perpetually happy!
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Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Keeps Goats Keeper of Poultry Frogs and Toads Charter ATP Member Region: Canadian
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threegardeners
Jun 5, 2013 4:00 PM CST
Marilyn, they are domestic geese...it is illegal here to keep wild ones as pets.

Rick...we don't have a big slug problem up here...I rarely ever see them, too cold most of the time.
Name: Jonna
Mérida, Yucatán, México (Zone 13a)
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extranjera
Jun 5, 2013 6:02 PM CST
Will they stay inside in the winter?
A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.
Name: Lee Anne Stark
Brockville, Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
Perpetually happy!
Forum moderator Tip Photographer I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Critters Allowed Cottage Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Keeps Goats Keeper of Poultry Frogs and Toads Charter ATP Member Region: Canadian
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threegardeners
Jun 5, 2013 6:12 PM CST
They can stay outside all year. We'll need to provide shelter....our winters can be as cold as -30 F, and we lock them in a barn (the garage ) at night for their own safety.
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Jun 5, 2013 8:00 PM CST
They are very cute pets Lee Ann. nodding
Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jun 6, 2013 7:28 AM CST
OMGoodness, have you ever seen anything that cute before?! I grew up with a friend who had a white goose. Silly thing loved to untie our shoes every chance she got! We had so much fun with her! Have fun!! Thumbs up
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uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you Smile.
Name: Lee Anne Stark
Brockville, Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
Perpetually happy!
Forum moderator Tip Photographer I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Critters Allowed Cottage Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Keeps Goats Keeper of Poultry Frogs and Toads Charter ATP Member Region: Canadian
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threegardeners
Jun 19, 2013 4:42 PM CST
Today....2.5 months old.
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Name: Jonna
Mérida, Yucatán, México (Zone 13a)
Garden Procrastinator The WITWIT Badge Region: Mexico I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Ponds Tropicals
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extranjera
Jun 19, 2013 4:58 PM CST
They are precious! I love the curly feathers.
A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
Region: Canadian Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Tip Photographer Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member
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mcash70
Jun 19, 2013 5:01 PM CST
extranjera said:They are precious! I love the curly feathers.


I agree I agree
Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jun 19, 2013 6:41 PM CST
Hahahaha! I LOVE THEM!!! They make me smile.
Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love Truly, Laugh
uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you Smile.

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