Our Goose & Gander


Goosey, goosey, gander,
Whither dost thou wander?
Upstairs and downstairs
And in my lady’s chamber.

There I met an old man
Who wouldn’t say his prayers;
I took him by the left leg,
And threw him down the stairs.
-Mother Goose rhyme

Please, let us introduce you to our two new friends who were added to our farm family yesterday – two lovely Embden geese.

I love them so much already! We are very much hoping it is one female and one male, but time will tell (even the breeders could not tell them apart). The female should start laying, hopefully, as soon as it warms up (still very cold here in Ontario – a nice ice storm covered our area last night!).  I’m delighted with the geese, as I have always thought they would be fun and pretty to have around the house.  They are very story-book like to me. I can imagine our little life filled with more geese over time. We shall see if we have goslings later – what fun that will be!



We believe this is the gander – he hisses and was guarding the other goose. Is this is indeed a gander, he will be named Gilbert the Gander.





Our lady friend will be named Miss Cordelia.I cannot wait for the eggs! What a treat that will be!

{Aren’t they pretty?}

March 30, 2016 - 4:59 pm

Gillian Yes, indeed, the names are inspired by Anne of Green Gables. 🙂 (As are most things in my life!)
We are 85% sure we are right with the gender guessing. They are out and about now, wandering around with all our other hens and ducks. They seem quite content and happy with their new home.

March 26, 2016 - 2:43 pm

Maike Did you take the names from the Anne of Green Gables book? ^_^
How old are the geese? I think you are right. Your Gilbert has a longer neck and more orangy color just like supposed to. He should be “argueing” more and seemingly braver protecting his girl.

March 26, 2016 - 9:33 am

Our Home of Many Blessings Oh they are pretty!congrats!