On the Farm with a Goose

Mother Goose will now continue her story of the surprise visit to northern Minnesota. Only two people in the family of Goose knew of the impending visitation, Brother Goose and Loon Goose. I know that they can be counted on to keep big secrets because he’s a state forester and she’s a banker.

On Saturday, we all drove up to the farm of Brother and Loon. Yes, indeed, they have a work farm. Some people might call it a hobby farm. They have barns and other outbuildings, and that’s the proof of a farm. They have chickens and eggs. They have flower gardens with poppy pods and butterflies. They have a giant English Mastiff doggie named Harley Windsor of Sturgeon.

If you like farm songs, or if you like old Hank, here’s a song to listen to whilst you look at the pictures of our visit to the farm.

The first thing Mother Goose had to do was just a little plowing in the field.

The children of Mother Goose got very busy shucking some corn.

We fed the chickens, all thirteen of them.

We gathered an egg, much to the amazement of this goose.

Finally, time to relax and enjoy some kissing, down on the farm.

Here’s Harley kissing his mother, Loon Goose.

Dear and gentle readers, they fed us well for all of our hard work. There were sandwiches of smoked turkey and ham, salads and beans, corn on the cob and sauted squash. For dessert, they served us an old favorite: Angel Food Cake with strawberries and whipped cream. The hours were happy, so full of laughter and gaiety. Too soon, we had to leave the farm. But we tucked our memories neatly in our pockets and headed down the road to prepare for the next event, “Surprise Dad at The Church Meatball Supper.”

You’ll want to come back tomorrow for that story…

Love, Mother Goose


14 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Three Well Beings
    Aug 09, 2012 @ 23:49:42

    You were really spreading surprise and cheer this week, Mother Goose! I do want to check in with surprising your dad! I love this little series. It seems like such a wonderful thing to do and the kids must be enjoying it, too, I’d think 🙂


    • Natalie
      Aug 10, 2012 @ 20:07:22

      Whether they enjoy it or not, it IS good for the children to get out of their suburban landscape now and then. There’s much more to life than “screens”.


  2. jeff noel
    Aug 10, 2012 @ 06:11:00

    Clean, country livin’.
    Reminds me of where I grew up.
    Thanks for encouraging some great memories.


  3. Dianna
    Aug 10, 2012 @ 07:27:40

    Nothing like spending time with the family down on the farm!


  4. Bunn
    Aug 10, 2012 @ 07:34:28

    Wow I didn’t realize we worked sooo hard! Lol


  5. yearstricken
    Aug 10, 2012 @ 09:12:51

    What a fun adventure. It looks like such an easy life, even though I know a lot of hard work goes into living on a farm.


  6. Suzanne Cordes
    Aug 10, 2012 @ 09:46:17

    Natalie….I so enjoy your writtings. I love the picture on the tractor. Looking forward to seeing you all in September. xo


  7. Tracy
    Aug 10, 2012 @ 12:12:39

    Yeeee-Haaaaw! Looks like a blast!


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