5 little ones. The mother had decided to nest outside her cage this year and so we had to build a cage around her while she sat. Luckily the fox didn't get her, but unfortunately we did lose 2 other geese as they tried to protect the female and 3 ducks.
On hearing that we had lost some geese a friend sent me this poem which had been written by a friend of hers.
how we come
for a day
and then go
how we live
though all of us
A lovely poem don't you think. One of the geese we lost was Cosmo who we had hand reared from day one as his parents had neglected him. He used to follow us around all day and as a little gosling we used to find him asleep under the cosmos flowers. He was a tough guy and very, very protective of all his mates, and so I'm am sure that his death was for others.