Ricardo And His Girls

☆ May 21, 2011

ricardo and his girls


15 Responses to “Ricardo And His Girls”

  1. taffy
    May 21st, 2011 @ 11:50 am

    Ricardo is so handsome and mature now! He has learned the art of survival, geese can be prey to so many! We lost our beloved Embden Goose named Yipitty to some clever ones! She was housed inside a goat barn with a goose pen attached that was surrounded by goat fencing and then another yard fence. Her predator was so smart…we had a wind storm and the next night or so they walked along a fallen tree that had landed on the yard fence, jumped down and walked another smaller tree that had fallen across the goat fence then dug under her goose fence. They buried what they could not eat and came back the next night to get the rest. They must have been eyeing her for a long time then chose a night our renter forgot to keep the yard light on and it was easy access with the trees strewn here and there! I had left her there temporarily thinking she was safer until i got a better pen made at our new house. Well i imagine she was food for babies of some kind…always wondered what kind of animal did that…not one of our beloved Charlies! lol What a beautiful photo, as all of yours are Shreve!!

  2. Sandy
    May 21st, 2011 @ 11:51 am

    Thanks, always love pictures of the “kids.”

    May 21st, 2011 @ 12:10 pm

    What a wonderful farmily you have!

  4. Jenny C
    May 21st, 2011 @ 3:08 pm

    Goody, goody! Ricardo! Shreve, this is a wonderful shot in every way of those three darlings! Daisy looks like she’s narrating the scene. Ricardo can’t take a picture that isn’t funny – he is a bona fide hoot. Thanks for the day-brightener.

    Taffy, so sorry for your loss of Yipitty – awesome name, btw. A fitting tribute to her here as we love on “Ricardo and His Girls.”

  5. Claire
    May 21st, 2011 @ 3:42 pm

    What a sweet picture AND family. I was wondering how Richardo does during the winters there. Apparently he does just fine.

  6. CM Hooper
    May 21st, 2011 @ 4:11 pm

    I love geese. They have such great spirit. Great picture.

  7. wright1
    May 21st, 2011 @ 6:30 pm

    Always good to see more of Ricardo. He looks every inch the Alpha in that photo.

  8. Patr
    May 21st, 2011 @ 7:47 pm

    Oh my! Daisy is so beautifully pregnant! And Ricardo is a real cutie. How is daisy doing by the way? I’m anxiously awaiting baby photos.

  9. TT in MD
    May 21st, 2011 @ 8:39 pm

    Daisy almost looks like she’s telling a bit of a story! what a nice scene.

    Taffy, I’m so sorry about Yipitty – so tough.

  10. Dana
    May 21st, 2011 @ 8:58 pm

    Daisy looks ready to POP!!! Wow she is huge! Ricardo looks like he is having a staring contest or asserting his alpha goose status.
    You always brighten my day Shreve!

  11. mlaiuppa
    May 22nd, 2011 @ 12:41 am

    His harem?

    Does he consider himself a cow, or the girls geese?

    I imagine he’ll consider himself the Father of Daisy’s calf when the time comes. And he’ll do that proud Papa strut that all ganders are born knowing how to do.

  12. Scotty
    May 22nd, 2011 @ 7:05 am

    does ricardo ever come in the house to visit? it does seem he thinks he is a cow. the way he hangs out with them is pretty funny.

    i’m thinking you are going to have some big surprises this summer. i sense bigger projects lurking. have you been approached to write fiction yet? omg you are working on it already? aha!

  13. catherine
    May 22nd, 2011 @ 10:11 am

    Monsieur Ricardo at last!!! Look at his stance, he is totally in charge, walking around his brood, he is so white and orange. He definitely is related to Daisy, same color, same accents. The black cow looks like a shadow ( no offense to the cow ) Daisy and Ricardo look like knights in a Narnia novel. Ricardo came to announce a new plot to save the kingdom from the nasty humans. It’s a great composition, colors are perfect.

  14. Lesley
    May 22nd, 2011 @ 5:50 pm

    Ricardo’s girls. How cute is that?

  15. taffy
    May 23rd, 2011 @ 6:55 pm

    TT in MD and Jenny C: Thank you so much for your kind thoughts for our sweet and kind goose Yipitty! I was so long-winded with that post, so i am glad it kind of ended up as a little moment for her! Thanks to Ricardo and his handsome self too! I guess seeing Ricardo guarding his “flock” brought back wonderful memories of our Goose years, because she was raised in our house so she ended up with many “non goose” friends like Ricardo has! His girls are as comfortable with him as he is with them! It’s precious and special and so well captured here!

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