The geese are back,

A few weeks ago the snow geese started to arrive in full force and spread out all over the valley in which I live. This started about five years ago and it seems more and more are joining the fray.  Winter wheat   planted in fall stands about two inches high at this time of year is tops on the menu. Flocks like the ones shown can destroy a field in one day, it is to the point farmers are planting more corn in place of wheat. Along with some corn my land is planted with orchard grass and alfalfa which is used for horse feed, this also attracts them. Our area also has many abandon limestone quarries which fill with water to the height of the water table leaving sheer wall’s up to ground level in places in access of 100 feet.  The geese use them for protection from night predators. Hunters are now driving around shooting at them so even if my strip is clear you can never predict when a group will come up to meet you. This could be hazardous to your health so it time to park the 701 and live another day. My ZENITH is approaching 500 hours of trouble free flying it is my hopes that all of you have as much fun as I have. Best wishes to all and may you always have tail winds.

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Comment by Bob McDonald on January 3, 2015 at 8:28am

"Holy Crap"... that's a lot of geese to feed .... and Geese crap to clean up. Safer tp stay on the ground when they are around.

Comment by Daniel C Hall on December 29, 2014 at 8:58pm

Farming is tough.  A large family of coyotes?  Bald Eagles?  There's got to be some way to raise a crop on your land. 

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