Tuesday, February 24, 2009


February 13:

For 2 1/2 hours this morning, flocks of Snow Geese streamed high overhead against heavy gray late winter skies. Thousands upon thousands were intent upon their move from the East to the West right over our little Farm.

Richard says Snow Geese winter mostly in rice fields and refuges along the Gulf Region of Louisiana and Texas. They have surely migrated up the Mississippi River and headed west right over the Farm, perhaps en route for Squaw Creek and Desoto Bend Refuges along the Missouri River.

Richard says their migration seems early. Last year, the massive migration was the 2nd of March. What is going on? Did the last summer's storms damage their food crop? Is it just simply time for migration to begin?

Regardless, we had a parade over the farm this morning. I used the house and the porches for my own personal viewing stand.

Folks inside on this amazing day surely missed out. Work and other human distractions should be suspended to honor such things.

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