We are now at two weeks old. The first thing the goslings want to do in the morning is have their bath and get their feathers into good condition for the day.
Well, I say feathers, but apart from the most minute piece of white showing on the tail of one of the goslings, they are still all fluffy down.
Every day I bring them in some grass: we have had bad weather recently and it has not been fine enough to take them out so the grass gets cut (with scissors, like the army!) and brought in. When Theo comes round grass duty is one of the things he does for me.
They make very short work of it:
Only the finest, tender grass will do! At only two weeks they have already grown fast.
I think they have almost doubled in size in ten days!!
If we do not give them enough grass they just resort to the hair grazing. Theo is very kind and gladly sacrifices himself to their grazing needs:
The one with the tiny piece of white feather showing is behaving suspiciously like a gander: in other words he (?) pushes the other one around, pecks on her (?) beak, and is generally the first to grab any food going.
Oh dear, I might have known it was too much to hope for two geese: still if it turns out that we do have one of each sex, it could have been worse, two ganders.
Lastly, a badly focussed photo, but it shows the joy Theo has with these two and for that reason I had to include it here! (This camera has a life of its own).