Harry in the bath.
I was going to show you some little frugal tips today to go along with my Frugal in October theme, but my camera decided to die a death on me so while it charges up for an hour or two so I can actually show you what I am talking about, we are having a little 'Goosey Intermission'.
Over in Chicken World there is a ritual that takes place over and over again during the course of each day - Bath Time for geese.
Larry waiting her turn.
Althouugh geese don't need a pond they do like a proper preening session with all their feathers getting a good soaking, then they can groom themselves properly. Our three even quite enjoy the hosepipe being turned on them on a warm day.
To make up for their lack of pond we have supplied them with a bowl big enough to sit in (one at a time) and placed it inside a tyre so they can't tip it up.
After a good bath they sit by the water drinkers so they can have another dip of water and touch up any bits they might have missed.
...and Mo in the sunshine.
Then it's just a question of sitting in the sun to dry off nicely with your feathers spread to the warmth.
Harry, Larry and Mo our beautiful Chinese Grey Geese girls, nice and clean after bath time yesterday.