After two failed nests from Orange Girl and Pink Girl, we didn’t have much faith in Yellow Girl*. She started brooding much later than the others and in the most awkward location next to the goat pen. But she did it! Eight adorable goslings are sheltering under her wing and occasionally coming out to explore. The goose census just doubled overnight.
*We named the males after American presidents, with the intention of naming the females after their respective first ladies, once they paired up. It was a good plan, but didn’t account for the polyamorous antics of the first year geese. So we still reference the females by their colored leg bands. Only a DNA test would show which president gander begot any of those goslings, although randy Jack (Kennedy) certainly could claim a large measure of the credit.