The other day I saw a beautiful Oriole in the tree outside our
window. The kids ran over to look. It was in plain view but Mac claimed she couldn’t see it. I said, “It’s right in front of you, it’s orange and black.”
She replied, “I see that bird Mom, you said it was an Oreo so I was looking for one that was dark brown and white.”
Our friend Sakina Murdock lives across the pond and she raises
geese. She writes very heart felt blogs regarding the struggles of raising them. Losing one egg or one hatchling can be devastating in her world, in our world not so much.
In Cedar Rapids Iowa, the geese are so over populated in the city
that they will begin oiling eggs so they don’t hatch and they are considering letting people hunt them. They are also begging locals to stop feeding them and will be bringing in dogs to move them away from areas where they are not wanted. This is all because the geese leave behind feces which are messing up the parks and city.
I realize the type of geese I am comparing is different as Sakina’s geese appear to be Snow Geese and the geese in Iowa are Canadian geese, but they are all still considered geese. What a shame that someone like
Sakina goes through painstaking measures to hatch one egg while our population of them is so out of control that we are killing them just to get rid of them.
It’s like the rain; we are in the midst of a drought while Florida received 22 inches of rain in a matter of hours yesterday. And in Africa they lack food and we have an overabundance. But if we had balance as far as geese, rain and food are concerned then I suppose we would have nothing to complain about… or to blog about. But still, what a bummer for Sakina. She raises lambs too. Check out her blog here: ttp://soulsubsistence.wordpress.com/2012/05/17/bossy-and-co/
Carry on wayward sons!