Meet the Feathered Friends

 

The Goose Girls (rescues)
Abnernita was out first Toulouse goose. We adopted Abner from a farmer who was overrun with geese, most of which were just dropped at his gate without his permission. He was grateful when we answered his ad and we offered to take one off his hands. Abner won the lottery. Abner became Abnerita when HE started laying eggs. From that day on, SHE was Abnerita.

We rescued Abnerita's companions Agatha, Armaunde and Amandine the Beauty Queen, from a MA livestock auction.

While some people keep geese as watchdogs on their farms, ours would fail miserably at that job. Our four Toulouse geese don't have a mean bone in their bodies.  Most days they can be seen following the goats, swimming in their pools or resting in the sun. Honk if you love geese!

Want to help take care of The Goose Girls?
Click here to see how!



Ducks Coming Soon (They're off swimming!)


Reflections About Geese From Charlotte's Web
Author E.B. White, November 18, 1972

"Geese are great to have away, because they stir the air. They are sagacious, contentious, storm loving and beautiful. They are natural hecklers, delight in arguing a point, and are possessed of a truly remarkable sense of ingratitude. They never fail to greet you on your arrival, and the greeting is tinged with distaste and sarcasm. They take parenthood seriously, are protective of their young, but never indulgent. When my young gander is impatient for grain, he seizes the food-box in his mouth and bangs it against the wall, and this racket can be heard all over the place. Another fine thing about geese is that they are as easily steered as a modern car—a great convenience. Their bowel activity, is, of course, legendary."


What's new today?
Visit Tomten on Facebook

Tomten Farm and Sanctuary
A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization providing peace, protection and possibility to animals in need.

Home | About Us | Our Inspiration | Legend of the Tomten | Tomten Community | FAQs | Remembrances  | Gratitude | Contact
Our Animals | Programs | News | Events | Tomten Barn Progress | Good Press | Tomten Theater
How to Help | Current Fundraisers | Wish List | Mrs. Lily Jones Fund | Cow Adoption Initiative | Cow FAQs
ADOPTION: 
Available For Adoption | Adopted! | TADAdoptions | Adoption Application | Adoption Contract

© Copyright 2015-2017 Tomten Farm and Sanctuary. All rights reserved.
P.O. Box 85 Haverhill, New Hampshire 03765 617-331-8435

Like Our Photos? We're a nonprofit org.
You'll really feel like a pig's bum if you copy/download
any of our photos for your own use. Right?
Thanks for respecting our work.

pic-Copyright001-xs

MouseWorks