This may be a little hard to see (click on the photo for a larger image), but there is the first goose we've seen on the pond this year. It landed as we were eating lunch today. Another sure sign that spring is at hand, despite the wintry scene. The goose keeps swimming around this afternoon, honking and honking, as if it's calling to the rest of the flock ... or at least to its significant other. Yesterday evening we heard the first sounds of geese and ducks honking and quacking as they flew nearby, though we never did see them. And today, at least one lonely goose is using our pond as nature's truck stop on his or her journey to somewhere else.
Shelter Challenge Contest -- Please Vote for the Farm!
The latest Shelter Challenge started Monday, January 7 and ends on April 28. Grand prize in this round is $10,000, $3,000 for second place and $1,000 for third place, plus $1,000 for weekly winners and $1,000 for state winners. There are also other categories ... please see the Shelter Challenge website for details.
*** You will find us listed as Rolling Dog Farm. The state is NH for New Hampshire. ***
Please remember, you can vote every day ... consider bookmarking the voting page to make it easy.
We just won $1,000 as a weekly winner in the current contest, and thousands more in the previous contests. The Shelter Challenge really does bring in a lot of money for the animals here!
You can vote in the Shelter Challenge here.
Thank you for your votes!