Look! A Post!

Edited to add: new pictures at the bottom because I AM OBSESSED WITH THE GEESE.

Hello my name is BooMama and you may not know this but I have a blog where I write occasionally.

Very occasionally, if this week is any indication.

But then, you know, this. So who cares if I write or not, really.

Hopefully I’ll have something to say in the next day or so (we have a winner that I’ll be announcing oh-so-soon), but in the meantime, check out the pictures of our newest neighbors.

geese.JPGThere’s a little pond at the back of our house, and we’ve gotten to know the geese pretty well over the last few months. Alex has named them all, and apparently the one he calls Dora and the one he calls Nemo had them some babies. Some sweet, fluffy babies.

This morning I had just fixed a cup of coffee when I spied the whole family out for a morning swim, and suffice it to say that I was immediately smitten.

So the second Alex and I got home from the grocery store, I insisted that we go in search of the baby geese, and we found them just a few yards away from the pond. We didn’t get too close seeing as how I don’t much care for the idea of being attacked by a male goose and all, but we did get close enough to oooh and aaah over our new feathery friends.


I want so badly to pet them, but then there’s the pesky matter of the protective father with the snappy beak. Not gonna mess with him.

And then!

Just as were getting ready to come back inside this afternoon, D. spied another family-o-geese to our right.

geese31.JPGIt’s quite the geese-tacular around here, my friends.

Aren’t they the sweetest?

I mean, aside from the fact that their parents will bite your hand right off if you try to mess with their babies.

See y’all in a little bit.

We just saw them again, first snuggling with their mama, then heading out for their afternoon swim.




(I don’t really have anything else to say, but if I don’t fill up the space beside the pictures then the next blog post’s format gets all out-of-whack, and my OCD side CANNOT ABIDE IT. So I’m just going to fill up some space now with some random bits of information.

I think Joey Fatone should win “Dancing With The Stars” this year. I find him to be delightful. And entertaining.

I felt oddly sad for Sanjaya when he got voted off of AI earlier this week. Trust me when I tell you that no one was more surprised by my reaction than, you know, I was.

I want to paint our guest bedroom this weekend, but D. wants to work in the yard. The color I like for the guest bedroom is called “Clam Chowder,” and really, I’m none too fond of using a paint color named after a savory mollusk soup. I feel that the paint manufacturers of America should know this.

This should just about do it. Obviously there’s going to have to be a little template troubleshooting as I do not believe my posts are necessarily enhanced when I have to add EVEN MORE random bits of information in order to keep the formatting under control. My regular dose of random is plenty, I think.

Have a lovely weekend.)

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  1. Awww! SO SWEET! And to think I was all twitterpated over my photo-of-the-day of a robin perched on my fence. Baby geese trump robins every time. ;)

  2. I wouldn’t tangle with the daddy either, but they’re mighty cute!

  3. yeah…they are some mean suckers!

    buy those fluffy balls do look awfully snuggly…


  4. What a wonderful thing to have to look at everyday! I know you will enjoy watching them grow this summer.

  5. Thanks for sharing the pics! Maybe if you feed them some bread or crackers, you’ll become fast friends :)

    They’re quite purdy!
    Blessings on your weekend,


    So, has Alex named the babies yet?

    If I counted right we have:
    Sleepy, Dopey, Doc, Happy, Sneezy, and Bashful.

    (We’ll save Grumpy for the papa goose).

  7. Very cute! Watch out for all those dropping they make in your yard! Those babies do look very soft and cuddly though.

  8. Sweet little puffballs. I want to pet them too. ;)


  9. I just (as in 2 minutes ago) looked out the window and saw 3 new little baby geese with their mamas! They must have been born the same day! They look just like yours! (We have 12 geese and 1 swan in our lake…I’m not actually looking forward to 3 new honkers outside!)


  10. Now you already know I have a story, right?

    A few years ago we were at a park with a smallish pond with some families from church and this little girl is scared of the ducks. She keeps saying, “Daddy, is the scary duck here? I don’t like him, he tries to bite me!” So I asked her dad, “Is she talking about the geese?”
    “The one with the big thing on his head,” her dad answered.

    “Yeah, there’s more than one,” I told him, “And you do have to be careful around the geese, because they’ll come after you if you’ve got any food.”

    So about that time the girl yells, “DADDY! THERE HE IS!” And her dad, being the good dad he is, says, “Yes, sweetie it’s called a GEESE. And the female is called a GOOSE.”

    Because he’s scientific AND grammatically correct, of course.

  11. The babies ARE soft and adorable. The adults ARE very protective and will flog the livin’ daylights out of you with those wings!

    When I was growing up we had geese, ducks, chickens, etc. and they’re all adorable as babies.

    You can tame them by feeding them if you have the time and patience for it. Watch where you step, though. ;D

  12. Nemo chose a mate with a similar name as his stepmom. She was his stepmom … right? ;-)

    Very cute! Good pictures too. You are quite handy with the camera! I can see why you handle survelance for the special ops group you are in. ;-)

  13. um, I’m gonna be anal rententive and correct myself.

    surveillance, my pride would not allow me to just leave it. :D

  14. We have “the Canadians” too (as my 7yo calls them). Our home backs up to a pond so the ducks and geese are there all summer long (and even much of the winter).

    The other day, we avoided a Canadian goose who made her nest in a restaurant landscaping bed (you couldn’t miss her, as the restaurant outlined a large area with “crime scene” tape, a.k.a. “duck” tape, a.k.a. “goose” tape by, again, my 7yo dd).

    We got in our van, noting the testosterone goose patrol (a.k.a. father goose), only to have him,…and I kid you not on this….take on our van. Yes he did. He was flying at us with an angry squawk, hissing, landing in front of the van and pecking at it, and then repeating this behavior 4 or 5 times. Our kids were laughing. Me? I was mad because we sooo went out of our way not to ruffle his feathers (pun intended).

    So be careful. If they’ll take on a van, they’ll take on BooMamas too (‘specially with those adorable young’ns around).

  15. Oh oh oh! So SWEET! I just want to cuddle them! I am using way too many exclamation points! ;)

    But I know what you mean about the scary daddy goose. :)

  16. Lea Margaret says:

    OH! I LOVE them! Just love um! Another beautiful sign of spring!

  17. Oh, they are so sweet!!!! I’m jealous of your pond. :0)

  18. so cute!

  19. Heres the plan. D goes running full speed ahead at the daddy, Alex at the mommy. And then YOU can sneak up on the little babies and pet them to your hearts content. :)

    This post brought back some memories of when I tried to hatch a goose in my bedroom. It didn’t work.

  20. Those are just too freakin’ adorable! I’m jealous that our neighbors don’t look that cute and snuggly, HAHAHAHA!

  21. Cute! Too Cute!

  22. What version of clam chowder? Boston or New England? cuz one’s red and one’s blah.

  23. Great pics of the geese! Wise choice not getting too close… just ask my brother.
    Just thought I’d remind you that I LOVE reading your blog!!!

  24. “…a paint color named after a savory mollusk soup.” Thank you for that, Boomama. Your blog is a terribly, terribly important public service.

  25. By the way, Boomama, is clam chowder a Mothra Stewart color? Because it would totally figure.

  26. Aw – Bossy just wants to tuck a couple of those goslings right under her shirt! Come to think of it, her profile would improve drastically.

  27. Your blog is a joy to me daily.. thanks for the love you share for life and so many other things. By the way, I love spring b/c all the cute baby animals are so ADORABLE! (the geese are precious) Plus the AWESOME flowers in all their colorful splendor

  28. Too cute! Have to tell you though my family wants me to do a post on the time I moved here from California and almost got arrested for feeding the ducks….what a hoot.

    Have a great weekend!

  29. OK… my bedroom is painted clam chowder (and, because I am a creature of habit- so was my bedroom in my last house!) and I so agree… it really isn’t the most pleasant of names for a paint color for a room to sleep in. It also is NOT the color of any clam chowder I would ever eat, so I’m curious as to who picked this name out!However, it is a lovely shade and I am so glad I chose it twice:-) Hope you love it!

  30. Not only is naming a paint color after soup a silly idea, but the name they chose doesn’t even tell you what color it is. I mean, really, is it Manhattan clam chowder or is it New England clam chowder? They’re, like, TOTALLY different colors!

  31. Wow, you got some great photos. We’ve never had geese, but we have had ducks stop by and pay a visit to our little pond. AND, we have a blue heron that visits twice a year. I have yet to get any good pics.

  32. Bailey's Leaf says:

    If it makes you feel any better about your random bits, my living room will soon be a lovely combo of Papaya Smoothie (walls) and Sweet Potato (woodwork.)

  33. Stephanie from Rhode Island says:

    If you do get attacked be sure you have the video camera rolling. You might win big money on “America’s Funniest Home Videos.” They’re always showing silly people who get to close to geese….and monkeys, never understood why anyone would want to get close to a monkey..but anyway.

    We also observed nature in our yard today. Only our nature was 2 spiders, a rollypoly, a beetle and an earthworm. My boys, 4 years & 2 years, were captivated! Who needs a nature center when you have a backyard?! On several occasions we’ve watch neighborhood cats stalk squirrels. Discovery Channel’s got nothing compared to our little back yard!

    Stephanie in Rhode Island

  34. I love the geese.

  35. TOO cute! I love them.

  36. Beautiful! We have geese on our pond as well! We also have ducks. And you haven’t lived until you’ve seen mallards go through a mating ritual. All you can see are feathers flying and splashiing all about, then the poor female swims off all pitiful looking. No wonder some species kill the males when they are done!

  37. I really wanted to participate in your contest about the southern excuses, but coudln’t think of anything witty enough. I do have a question… my family is from the south and my grandfather always says “Make a tadpole slap a whale!” at random moments… Have you heard this before and what does this mean?

    (She’ll treat you so many ways you’re bound to like one of ’em)

  38. THAT is in your back yard? Wowsa. Quite beautiful! Do you live in a retreat center or something?

  39. I love your geese. My parents have a family of wild turkeys in their backyard, but all I have is a family of wild little boys. But they are pretty cute. :)

    And I think “Clam Chowder” is sort of nice–it sounds comfy and warm. Especially if you lick the walls.

  40. Oh my gosh, you are so lucky! They’re so precious! When I was a little girl I had two baby chicks. One was Cupsy (seriously?) and the other was Brother. I still remember their sweet smell. I got really tickled about “savory mollusk soup.”

  41. WOW they are SOOO CUTE!!!

    When I was in elementary school we “had” chicks in the class room! OHHH they are soo soft and adorable! We raised them, and every weekend a student (who’s parent had agreed) got to take them ALL home (we had 4 or 5 of them). I was LUCKY to have convinced my mom that it was an awesome idea – my sister and I spent the WHOLE weekend just LOVING, playing and petting them!

    I am soo excited to go over to our local pond and check out the geese we have!!!

  42. Goslings are always my sure sign that spring has really arrived! We don’t have any here yet but they’ll be arriving soon, I’m sure. : )

  43. Adorable families of geese. So, what color is Clam Chowder paint?

    And I am so sad that I missed the southern contest as I was born and raised in south Georgia. And it takes my mother 2 years to complete an 8 word sentence…y’aaaaaallllll. And she is Baptist. And widowed. And the WMU leader of the church. And…Oh, I’ll shut up now.

  44. What? Those baby ducks are too cute. I’d already have them swimming in my bathtub in the house if I were you.

  45. I have at add emphasis to the goose poodoo comments. Watch where you step! Watch where you sit!

    We have lots and lots of geese in our greater area.

    And speaking of paint … made me think of the colors, and ponder the shades of soup I’ve known … Now I’m hungry for lobster bisque.

  46. Too darling! And so glad they’re in you’re yard and not mine! :-) ((goose doo-doo((

  47. Clam Chowder is not so bad. I’m trying to pick a color for our family room, and my favorite so far is Brown Bag. Seriously, who wants their wall to be a color called “Brown Bag” ??

    Cute pics!

  48. I knew we were kindred spirits, and the geese thing just proved it. I love them too.