Watching nature take its course, from the top of a hill in northern England

Run For Home


Happy and naturally dishevelled  geese at Heathylee farm Staffordshire

Run for home

I didn’t realise that in some part of the world (but not Staffordshire I hasten to add) goose down for duvets and pillows is.

They're behind you

 plucked from live birds and the birds are ‘cropped’ every six weeks or so…..

Chin up

Keep your chins up girls, you’re safe here.

below, a pair of Dewlap Toulouse Geese, the dewlap being the wobbly bit under the chin

Two heads

Author: uphilldowndale

Watching the rhythm of rural life, from the top of a hill in northern England. Having spent most of my life avoiding writing, I now need to do it! I am no domestic goddess, but if I were expecting visitors to my home, I would whisk round with the duster and plump up the cushions and generally make the place look presentable. I hope that by putting my words where others may see them it will encourage me to ‘tidy up and push the Hoover around’ my writing. On the other hand I may just be adding to the compost heap. Only time will tell! Pull up a chair, sit yourself down, I’ll put the kettle on.

6 thoughts on “Run For Home

  1. Love the disheveled geese, looks like a bad case of bed head.

  2. When are they ready to eat?

  3. It looks like the white ones are being chased by the black ones! xx

  4. Just to clarify. The naturally dishevelled geese are called Sebastapol geese. They look at their best during the Autumn. They really are meant to look like that … the fox didn’t have a go !

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