Here is exhibit A.
Those are not sparrows on my front lawn. They have been there all day. I’ve a strong hunch that Mama is eating all the grass in sight for a reason.
I think I know what they have in mind and where. If I were a goose in a motherly way, I would find a quiet spot like this, which is just outside our front door.
So the question before the house is this: What should I do? On one hand I hate the idea of creating an ancestral home for a bunch of gangly goslings. If they’re like salmon, some of them might come back next year to make more children beside my front door. And of course there’s the matter of goose grunt all over the yard.
On the other, having a family of geese ten feet from where I get my mail every day has a certain appeal. I would have to warn our mail carrier but otherwise we could probably live with the occasional hisses, a fair tradeoff for a close-up look at nature.
How do you vote?
P.S. Yesterday was a fine day. I’m back!