I’m giggling today from inside my home. I live on a country road now and as I’ve told you in an earlier post, we have corn fields across the street that the migrating geese have chosen to call home for now. Literally hundreds of geese are covering the acres of corn fields that the farmer has recently razed. Did you know that a bunch of geese on the ground are called a gaggle of geese? But when they are flying, they are called a flock of geese? There’s your new fact for the day if you didn’t already know it!
Ok, back to my story…
Today it’s drizzling and from my quiet living room, I keep hearing car horns. Every third or fourth car that travels down the windy road pushes on his car horn in a succession of beeps and slows down. From my window, I can’t see the reason and it’s a very unusual occurrence here to hear the cacophony of car horns.
So I finally went out to investigate. It seems that the geese are sometimes stepping off the farmer’s property into the road or getting so close the edge that the drivers are feeling wary and in warning, are honking their car horns.
Every time a car honks, the geese honk back in greeting! It’s got me in a fit of giggles. I can’t help myself. Frustrated drivers are swerving in anticipation of the possibility of hitting an unaware goose who ambles close to the road and the rest of the flock fuss at his car horn! A few even have rushed the car, wings outstretched, necks out, honking and trying to bite the car wheels. Not that they even get close because usually the car speeds up once it realizes that there may be a goose chase. But it’s funny to watch! Laughter is the best medicine!
It reminds me of that childhood game….Duck Duck —-GOOOOOOSE!
P.S. The photo above is not by me as I didn’t feel like getting sopping wet in the rain or having the geese who are already agitated decide to goose me too! LOL