Sunday, October 06, 2013
The beautiful old goose, Priscilla, gives me a rather goofy look, caught forever for us lucky viewers. Old Priscilla is something like 23. She arrived here with her charge of six ducks, who I named The Bottomtums. She shepherds them, protects them and tries to keep things calm when the boys pick on the girls [ducks can be pretty aggressive in love making]. Every now and then, she lays a gigantic egg. She is aging, and now will often have to wait on the other side of the fence, patiently, as her Bottomtums graze in areas she is unable to go.
Priscilla has a spread - of course - in the upcoming book, "Misfits of Love", which you can now pre-order or support at various gift levels.