The geese are long returned and bedding into their nests further north of me by at least a thousand kilometres . Through the spring Arctic months , goose mommies and goose daddies will design appropriate lodgings to house their eggs and nestle down for the hatching process .
Part of that process of building is making a 'cushy' bed that will keep their hatchlings warm and cozy in the cold of northern spring days and cool summer nights . A safe and secure location to spend hours...lined with down feathers that let adults , then eggs and finally hatchlings sink into the warmth of home .
I have dismantled my winter bed now . But when the geese escape the harshness of the approaching winter up north in September and slowly pick the way south , they will pass over my roof in November . That will be my signal . It 's time to put the goose down feather bed back on the mattress and snuggle in for the long winter .
Until then , my time maybe spent with garden beds.