Rest in Peace, Little Honker

Posted by on June 25, 2007 in farm, stitch | 5 comments

We lost one of our geese sometime last night. When I went out this morning to feed them, only two came running up the driveway to meet me. They are always all together, so I knew something had to be wrong. I got the husband up and we looked all over, but couldn’t find the missing one, or any sign of a struggle. After a half hour or so, I looked by the fallen branch and saw its pretty little body cornered underneath. We still don’t know what happened, there were no marks on its body, no broken bones that we could see. I wonder if it was chased by something that literally scared it to death. Bear usually keeps watch over the yard, but we didn’t hear anything unusual last night. I feel so bad for the poor little thing, it must have been so frightened. Babyquilt The remaining two seem fine, although they were sticking pretty close to me while I was outside this morning. I think we’re going to have to find a way to lock them up at night. They like to float in their pool at night, but we may just have to put them in a pen instead. Silly birds, they’re so cute, but still so young and not too bright. When I go outside, if I sit quietly, they lay down at my feet and go to sleep. I have to take a picture, it’s just the sweetest thing.

I finished up the quilt top and bottom this weekend, ta-da! I can’t wait to get started on the quilting. I’ve got some wool batting, so I think it’s going to be nice and fluffy. I’ve never quilted with wool before. I think I’ll try to get it basted together tonight so I can start stitching away. Click on the picture to see it full-sized!

The pamphlet bookbinding tutorial is on it’s way, hopefully tomorrow. I had planned to take some pictures this morning, but didn’t have time after the goose quest. I made a few little pamphlet style books yesterday, they’re really cute and so easy to do! 


  1. Aww, poor little goosey. They sound sooo cute.
    Looking forward to the pamphlet tut!!

  2. Awwww how sad, poor llttle thing!

  3. I hope the little guy is in a happy place.

  4. Oh no! Poor little bird. It must be frustrating not to know the cause. It happened to one of our kittens. The vet said it could be something from the inside but they can’t find that out, apparently too complicated – or too “who cares?” silly vet, there are people who care about these things. I really need to see a picture of you and the geese it must be fairytale like :o)

  5. Sorry to hear about poor goosey. They do sound really cute. Very sad not to know what happened to it.

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