Thursday, May 21, 2015


You are probably wondering who or what an Effie is.
This is the incubator on top of our dryer in the laundry room once again.  Before dad left to go to Bar Harbor, he "stole" eggs out of the nesting boxes and put them inside the incubator.

 Do you see the puncture in the egg with an F right up front?
 The F on the eggs means "fertile". Dad candled them before he left and we did have some duds in the bunch that were tossed.  Dad wasn't sure about one of the eggs so that's why one egg has a Q.  
 Meet Effie!   She is a gosling and heaven only knows who her mom and dad are.    No worries, Effie. I'm Uncle Mitch and we have that straight,okay! 
 There are other eggs in the incubator and so far, none have pipped and we don't hear chirpies coming from inside and we don't see the eggs rolling around so we wait..............

 We hope you have a goosey sibling to keep you company, Effie!

Effie is 1.5 days old~
 And we have pippage!  This egg is the smallest of the bunch so is this a Barnacle goose egg? The Barnacle geese were in the nesting box before Huey and one of the Grey Lag geese tossed them out and we think they might have laid an egg and the Grey Lag was sitting on it inside the nesting box.   
That's the egg tooth that you see in the picture.  He's hatching his way out. 
 This gosling is very quiet.  He's not chirping much at all.  Effie is cheering him on to hurry it up!
We're joining red nose day~
No child should have to live life in poverty.
So until next time.............

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly


  1. Oh wow, how wonderful, you get to be Aunty and Uncle to those cute babies!
    AND you get to see them hatch!!!!
    Oh I how I wish I could see that, I luffs watching my butties hatch!
    It's gonna be sooo exciting watching the babies grow, can't wait!!!!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  2. Effie sure looks cute and hopefully will have some sisters and brothers to keep company. Love the Red Noses. We have been doing Red Nose Day here in the UK for a long while now and it is always fun. We even had red noses for our cars!!! Last time I had a red nose on my car and someone stole it when I was at the market!!!! Have fun you two. Hugs, Susie & Treacle xx

  3. it is one of the wonders of life to see these little guys fight to escape their eggs - it was one of mom favorite things to watch too.

  4. Thank you for a great morning smile. Love the noses, love the goslings, love you all

    gus n teka

  5. Effie is so cute a fluffy! Mom and I love seeing your new goose chickies!

  6. How exciting is that!!!!!! Keeping watch to see a new life come into the world! Cool!

  7. How my goose! How exciting
    Lily & Edward

  8. Effie is SOOOOOOO cute.... and we LOVE the pics of the other one HATCHING...
    BUTT we gotta say... your RED NOSE pic... stopped us in our tracks!!!

  9. Wow! We loved seeing Effie and the eggs. Hope they all hatch!

  10. Welcome Effie. BOL y'all look super cute with your read noses.

    Aroo to you,

  11. cute is Effie. It is interesting to see the others hatch huh?


  12. Effie sure is cute!! So are his roommates!!

    We just love your red noses!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  13. That is so exciting, watching eggs hatch. They're like little surprise packages.....

  14. OH, we love seeing the hatching of the goslings - Effie is so cute. We hope that little guy gets moving things along:)

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

  15. You Guys....taking good care of some them Red noses!

    The Mad Scots

  16. We love this so much!
    Thank you for sharing!

  17. What a fun time to get to watch the little ones hatch!! I hope they are all successful!!

    Hugs and wags, Willow and mom Gail

  18. CRIKEY ... how lucky are you?? Uncle Mitch and Aunty Molly!!! How cute is that little bloke. AND your red noses ... OMD ..... such a good cause, aye?? Red is very becoming on you!!

  19. Congrats on your babies. We hope there are some more coming too.