“To everything, there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven,”— is from the book of Ecclesiastes in the Bible. The season of Spring will announce itself soon. There are indications everywhere. One of my female geese has built herself a nest and is laying eggs. She will become the official “Mother Goose” of Milk and Honey Farm. The Gander is strutting around like he had something to do with it. I like geese. They make good parents, with the males and females both caring for the babies. I like goose eggs too. They are three times the size of a chicken egg and make great omelettes!
Another indicator of Spring approaching is the box of baby chicks and ducklings from Cackle Hatchery, arriving at the local post office in the morning. I will drive over and bring them home, with the heater in the Van running at full blast. It is important to keep all varieties of babies nice and warm. Their forever home is ready with containers for water and feed and a heat lamp hanging over their box. The box is by the wood stove in the basement. I could put them in the barn in the brooder. However, I like to watch the babies and make sure everyone is okay. When they get too stinky for the house, they will be banished to the barn.
There seems to be so much ugliness in the world right now. In protest, I will write about the beautiful things, no matter how simple and ordinary. Today, it is my geese and tomorrow it will be the chicks and ducklings. Soon, the greenhouse, the garden, baby lambs, and bee hives will be my focus.
In Ecclesiastes 3:11 it is written, “He has made everything beautiful in its time.”