...well, all my grandma's Tender Loving Care as she watched over, fed and watered her little goose family who nested right outside their bedroom window has paid off.
on tuesday morning, i received a very excited call from grandma hollering
"the chickies are here kimmy....bring your camera...the babies are hatching! "
it was a beautiful sunny and warm day on tuesday and so it was the 'birthday' of FIVE adorable little peeping fuzzballs!
I spent all day with them as we eagerly watched closeby all the little ones making their way out into this world...the parents were very aware and cautious of us being nearby, but have gotten so used to grandma's voice and tender hospitality that they did not feel threatened at all to warn us away...they are soooo tame!
there were 7 eggs, and only 5 have hatched. they weren't all laid on the same day, so we don't know if the other two will survive and hatch or not at this time. the mama still comes to sit and attend her nest but maybe not enough. we don't want to move them or try to 'mess with nature'.
what will be of the other two eggs, will just have to be.
here's the happy little family!!!