Friday, May 6, 2011

Changing the Bed

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.


  1. It's all about making the winter bed here. Flannel sheets, down doonas. Toasty.

  2. Like Al I'm doing up the winter beds as well. I got out the warmer duvets for the offspring on Sunday so they'll be toasty warm as the nights start to cool.